Liam Bridcutt thanks Leeds United for role in Scotland call-up

The Sunderland loanee has been rewarded for his Leeds form, despite a small recent dip.

Sunderland-owned Leeds United man Liam Bridcutt is delighted to have made the Scotland squad and has thanked his loan club, according to LUTV.

Bridcutt was named in Gordon Strachan's most recent squad and feels all he really needed was game-time to prove his quality.

The on-loan Sunderland midfielder told LUTV: "I'm very happy. All I needed was games to prove that I was ready to be back in the squad. This is what Leeds United have given me, a great opportunity to showcase that."

Meanwhile, Liam Cooper was also picked and he said: "I can't wait to get going. It's always nice to see performances rewarded but it doesn't stop here and you've got to work hard, hopefully I can do that."

The call-ups are reward for consistent form (even though there has been the odd blip from both this season) and their confidence will be sky high after two wins a row for Leeds in recent weeks.

Next up for United is a trip to Blackburn Rovers and Steve Evans has rightly made a big deal of the fact the Yorkshire club could win three in a row for the first time this season.

It would be a rare feat considering how tough and evenly matched the Championship is and Leeds will need both Bridcutt and Cooper at their best should they make the team again v Rovers.

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