Yorkshire latest: Leeds star Liam Cooper says he fulfilled dream against Sunderland

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Cooper delighted

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper says that it was a dream come true to captain the side against Sunderland. 

Cooper was handed the armband for the FA Cup tie and although he wasn't able to lead the Whites to victory he still reflected on the match with a lot of pride.

"It’s a dream come true to captain a club like Leeds United," he said to the Yorkshire Post. "It’s brilliant and good to be thought of in high regard like that."

Gray proud

Stuart Gray says he is gutted that his Sheffield Wednesday side were not able to hold on to a draw against Manchester City.

The Owls gave the Premier League champions a huge scare, but James Milner's late finish stopped them from taking 

"They put in a fantastic shift and we held our own against the champions," he said to the Star. Manuel Pellegrini's men back to Hillsborough, much to Gray's disappointment. 

“I’m just disappointed for the fans that we couldn’t get them back to Hillsborough because it would have been a sell out."

Powell demands better 

Huddersfield Town's defeat to Reading in the FA Cup has frustrated Chris Powell.

The Terriers' form has unravelled somewhat in recent weeks and Powell wants to see his side play with a greater tempo throughout matches from now on to arrest their slide. 

“We needed more urgency," he told the Examiner. "When we play well, it’s because we start on the front foot and stay that way."

Redknapp impressed by Blades

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp was impressed by the performance Sheffield United put in to beat his side 3-0 yesterday.

The Blades went to Loftus Road and caused an FA Cup shock by knocking out their more illustrious hosts and Redknapp had no complaints about the scoreline. 

“They looked sharper than us all over the pitch," the R's boss admitted to the Yorkshire Post. "They were brighter and better than us."

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