Liam Cooper gives insight into atmosphere in the Leeds dressing room

Elland Road

Leeds United suffered arguably their worst defeat of the season against QPR.

Liam Cooper has admitted that spirits are down in the dressing room at Leeds United, telling the Yorkshire Evening Post that ‘doom and gloom’ has enveloped the players.

Cooper said: “Every time I look at the table I just look up, where we should be. Everyone’s a bit doom and gloom. It’s one of those things. In football you’re going to lose games. We’re bitterly disappointed but we’ve got games to go so I’m not worried.”

Cooper may not be worried about a potential relegation for Leeds, but he has admitted that the Elland Road atmosphere has become much sadder in recent weeks.

This appears to have come to the fore this weekend, after the 1-0 loss away at QPR. It may have only been by a one-goal deficit, but the loss may have been Leeds’ worse of the season in terms of performance levels and overall nature of the game.

Steve Evans had his team pumping the ball long at almost every opportunity, and Massimo Cellino would not have been pleased with the performance having turned up at Loftus Road to watch the fixture - along with more than 3000 disgruntled Leeds fans.

They had every right to be disappointed with the performance, and Cooper has admitted that the game brought around a ‘doom and gloom’ state of mind at Elland Road.

He makes a fair point claiming that every team loses games, but for Leeds, these issues are extremely prevalent.

Their loss to QPR was their seventh of the season, and the Whites currently sit in 17th place in the Championship table. Cooper is of the belief that losses will happen to every team, but if Leeds suffer many more, it could be that relegation is the likely occurrence for the Yorkshire-based club this season.

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