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Alex Cairns excited about playing against his former club Leeds for Fleetwood

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

The one-time Leeds United stopper will come face to face with his former club next season.

Alex Cairns - Leeds United

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Alex Cairns has taken to Twitter to celebrate the upcoming League Cup clash between the Whites and his current club Fleetwood Town.

The 'keeper left Elland Road in 2015 after coming through the youth ranks at the club, and after moving first to Chesterfield Town and then Rotherham United he now finds himself at League One side Fleetwood where he will be hoping to kick-start his career.

Now 23, Cairns clearly still has Leeds in his heart as he was quick to celebrate after the two sides were drawn together in the first round of next season’s League Cup.

Alex Cairns - Leeds United warms up

“Buzzing with that cup draw,” Cairns wrote on social media. “Playing against the club that taught me everything I know.”

It is the first time Leeds and Fleetwood have met and it will be an early banana skin for new Whites manager Garry Monk to navigate while he also attempts to oversee a promotion push from the Championship at the first time of asking.

Cairns now has extra motivation to ensure he is Fleetwood’s number one stopper by the time Leeds come to town in early August.

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