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Leeds defender shares players’ attitude towards off-pitch matters

Liam Cooper says that the Leeds United players are not concerned with off-pitch matters.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has told The Scotsman that he and his teammates do not pay attention to off-pitch matters.

Cooper has made it clear that the Leeds players are concerned with just playing well and getting results.

“Of course I understand the level of interest in the club,” the 24-year-old told The Scotsman. “It’s a massive club and obviously the media are interested in everything.

“We just concentrate on what we’ve got to do on the pitch, we turn a blind eye to what’s going on off the pitch. We try to do our best for the club, the supporters and the management staff.”

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England, but they are pretty much an also-ran in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit always have some kind of off-pitch issues around them, such as protests against club owner Massimo Cellino ahead of recent home matches.

However, it must be encouraging for Leeds fans that Cooper and the rest of the squad do not take much notice of what goes on off the pitch.

That is the right attitude to take, especially as the Whites still have a chance of finishing in the top 10 of the Championship this season.

Leeds are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 47 points from 37 matches.

Steve Evans’s side will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Rotherham United away from home at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the Championship.

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