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Liam Cooper: 'Leeds United season will be exciting'

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper says that his team's Championship season is "going to be exciting".

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has said that his team's Championship season is "going to be exciting".

Cooper was on the scoresheet on Sunday afternoon as the Whites began the campaign with a 3-1 defeat of Stoke City.

Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez had put the hosts in control at half time, before the skipper's goal sealed victory in Marcelo Bielsa's first league game at the helm.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Cooper promised that more of the same is to come throughout the season.

"From day one when the manager came in, he said we're going to take risks and we're going to be offensive," the defender said. "He doesn't want his teams to defend too much and he's adamant we're going to take risks, and that's the way we're going to play.

"It's going to be exciting. The lads have really bought into his philosophy and what he wants us to do and try. It took some getting used to – we were running three and four sessions a day for five or weeks over the summer – but now you can see in training the performances levels have gone up and the fitness levels are really high.

"The lads are saying it's the fittest they've ever felt, so long may that continue."

Leeds face Frank Lampard's Derby County in their next test on Saturday.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128132113825
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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