Liam Cooper has positive message for Leeds United fans

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Liam Cooper hopes to have a successful 2015-16 Championship campaign with Leeds United.

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has told BBC Radio Leeds that the players are determined to be successful next season.

The West Yorkshire outfit endured a tough 2014-15 campaign and ended 15th in the Championship table with 56 points from 46 matches.

There were two managerial dismissals and off-pitch issues related to Massimo Cellino, making it yet another forgettable season for Leeds.

However, defender Cooper is confident that the players will return to pre-season training for the 2015-16 campaign stronger and with more determination.

“We have got to come back and hit the ground running,” the 23-year-old told BBC Radio Leeds.

“We have got five or six weeks of pre-season. The guys have got to come back in good shape, and hopefully we will have a good season next year.”

One suspects that there will be some changes at Leeds in the summer, and hopefully for the fans, those will actually be beneficial to the club.

Leeds have some very good young players who have shown this season that with a bit of guidance they can take the club forward.

Perhaps the Whites will not be able to challenge for the two automatic promotion places next season, but if they make the right signings in the summer, then they will certainly be able to compete for a top-six finish in the Championship.

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