By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

1st Apr, 2023 | 11:10am

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Paul Robinson would like Liam Cooper to return to Leeds United’s starting eleven after Max Wober was ruled out of the Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Javi Gracia confirmed on Thursday (30 March) that Wober and Willy Gnonto would be unavailable for the fixture against the league leaders.

Cooper was on the bench for the 4-2 win over Wolves and Robinson feels he’s the best player to come in and replace the Austrian.

“For me, Liam Cooper should play if Wober is injured,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“Struijk isn’t a natural central defender. He’s a better left-back or holding midfielder, I think he fills in there when needed. He’s still finding his place in the squad rather than a regular starter.

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“Cooper is captain, he’s a leader and he’s the type of player that you need in between now and the end of the season and I would be tempted to play him anyway even if Wober was fit.”

The 31-year-old is yet to feature under Javi Gracia with his last outing coming in Jesse Marsch’s last game in charge at Nottingham Forest.

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta could be set for a shock departure this summer after his recent interview comments.

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