By Liam Thomas

24th Jan, 2023 | 9:10am

Leeds United injury news as Liam Cooper unlikely to be risked in FA Cup

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper is unlikely to be risked in the club’s FA Cup tie against Accrington Stanley or Boreham Wood, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Cooper is suffering from a knee problem similar to the one he sustained last season for the Whites, something which has given new Leeds United signing Max Wober the chance to shine.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that unless Cooper makes a “rapid and full recovery” Marsch will likely opt for other options in the club’s FA Cup tie.

“Cooper is expected to return to training this week but is unlikely to be risked for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at either Accrington Stanley or Boreham Wood unless he makes a rapid and full recovery,” as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post. (24 January)

Does this mean that Whites will be able to see another defensive masterclass from Wober and Robin Koch?

Here for it.

As many fans know, it’s been extremely rare in recent years that Leeds United have put on a classy, solid and reliable defensive performance, but they did just that against Brentford.

And this improved defensive outing was largely down to the central defensive partnership of Wober and Koch, something which looked to work well for Marsch’s side.

This could spell bad news for Cooper getting back into the starting XI, after all, one of Marsch’s biggest criticisms has been his sides’ defensive frailties this season.

Wober in particular looked calm, cool and collected against Brentford, words that you would never associate with the Leeds United defence this season.

This leaves Marsch a nice little selection headache to ponder in the coming Premier League weeks and the added option of Wober at the back has been sorely missed in this Whites setup.

The Austrian is looking like another terrific bit of business from Victor Orta and co, hopefully, he can keep his good form up.

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