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Liam Cooper: Leeds United are a top-six team

The Leeds defender, who scored against Blackpool on Saturday, feels his side are good enough for promotion.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper feels Neil Redfearn's side are a 'top-six team.'

Leeds secured their first win since Redfearn was appointed on a permanent basis against Blackpool on Saturday afternoon, beating Lee Clark's men 3-1.

And Cooper, who performed excellently alongside skipper Jason Pearce at centre-back, got himself on the scoresheet at Elland Road, netting the Yorkshire side's first goal.

Far from being happy just to win, however, the 23-year-old wants his side to change their league position as he feels Leeds are a 'top-six team.'

This was Leeds' first victory after eight winless games - and Redfearn's men will travel to Blackburn Rovers next after the international break.

After Cooper opened the scoring, Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara completed the triumph at Elland Road.

Leeds' win takes them up to 15th in the Championship and the play-off places are just eight points away.

Blackpool, by contrast, remain bottom of the table and are now nine points behind both Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic.

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