The 26-year-old has won over the Elland Road faithful with a number of passionate and no-nonsense displays at the back alongside Sweden international Pontus Jansson, excelling with the captain's armband.
The former Chesterfield rock was asked which four dream players he would sign if he was manager at Leeds, and he decided to name three Real Madrid stars in Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane.
He would also want Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen at Elland Road, as well as stating that he would appoint 26-year-old Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas as his assistant manager.
Cooper, who has been called up by the Scotland national team numerous times this season but is yet to win a cap, will have to make do with a place alongside Jansson on Saturday instead of France international Varane at centre-back.
Thomas Christiansen's side go up against Queens Park Rangers, which is likely to see Cooper battle with former Whites striker and teammate Matt Smith. The duo's battle in QPR's final third will be a crucial factor in determining the outcome of the result.
A third win in five games for Leeds will see them climb into seventh place in the Championship table, if Ipswich Town are beaten by an out-of-form Middlesbrough side with former boss Garry Monk beginning to feel the pressure.