Liam Cooper: Leeds United captain targets ‘fairytale ending’ in play-off final

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has said it would be “a dream come true” to end his decade at the club with victory in the Championship play-off final against Southampton.

The Scotland defender, 32, is out of contract in the summer and has not had talks about extending his stay at Elland Road.

“It would be the fairytale ending,” Cooper told BBC Radio Leeds.

“Those conversations haven’t happened yet so it’s not the time to talk about my future but it would be a dream come true for it to end like that.

“I’m looking forward to it whether I play 90 minutes, 120 minutes, two minutes or I don’t get on at all. It’s about what is best for the club and I’ll do everything I can to get the boys rallied and up for it.

“There’s no feeling like achieving success at this club.”

Cooper has only started one league match since 1 January and was brought on as a late substitute in the 4-0 win over Norwich in the second leg of their play-off semi-final.

“It was unbelievable to get those minutes at the end of the Norwich game,” he added. “It takes moments like that to realise how appreciated you are around the club.

“It meant a lot to me and my family. It was a moment that puts the hairs up on the back of your neck.”

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