Charlie Taylor and Liam Cooper message former Leeds United teammate Alex Cairns on Twitter

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Alex Cairns progressed through Leeds United's youth academy.

Leeds' Liam Cooper (R) and Charlie Taylor celebrate at the final whistle

Charlie Taylor and Liam Cooper have both messaged Alex Cairns, after the former Leeds United goalkeeper completed a move to Fleetwood Town.

Cairns was a product of Leeds' youth academy, and he spent all his formative years at Elland Road.

The goalkeeper was released by the Whites in 2015, and he has gone on to move to both Chesterfield and Rotherham United.

Cairns has failed to make much of an impression with either the Spireites or the Millers, but the youngster will be hoping that the move to Fleetwood sees him receive more first-team opportunities.

Cairns has penned a two-year contract with the Cod Army, and he will be expected to provide competition for a first-team place.

And Taylor and Cooper both feel as if it is a good move for their former teammate.

Taylor has experience of playing for Fleetwood, having been on loan with the League One side for the 2013/14 campaign.

Fleetwood finished in 19th place in the League One table this past season, after they narrowly avoided relegation. 

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