Leeds United hero Lewis Cook highlights club's aims for the rest of the season, hails recent defensive performances

Elland Road East Stand

The midfielder scored an extraordinary goal against Fulham yesterday.

Leeds United fans were given a treat last night as Lewis Cook smashed home an incredible goal in the 1-1 draw with Fulham at Elland Road.

He picked up the ball from 35-yards out and, with no run up, hammered a strike that dipped and swerved beyond Andy Lonergan and into the back of the Fulham net.

It was Cook's first goal in front of the home supporters at his boyhood club and it saved a point against a team right next to them in the league.

Once again it has been a difficult campaign for Leeds. Promise led to farce before renewed optimism and, eventually, anger and apathy.

Cook has spoken to the official Leeds website about his goal and has also made clear his and the club's target for the rest of the season:

“Defensively, I think we’ve been really good of late.

"If we can score a few more and create a bit more in the final third, I think we can really push on.

“We’re trying to end the season on a positive, for the fans, for ourselves and for the staff.

“We want to play well in the remaining games and see where we can end up.”

Leeds look safe from relegation but have no chance of making the play-offs. With that in mind they have very little to play for but it is nice to hear that Cook still wants to succeed - for the fans.

Hopefully he can give the fans what they want, with a few more goals like this one before the season concludes.

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