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Leeds manager Heckingbottom takes a major decision

Liam Cooper is set to remain as captain of Leeds United under new manager Paul Heckingbottom.

Heckingbottom is said to be happy with the way in which Cooper was leading the team as he looks to rebuild the side following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen.

Luke Ayling is also set to continue as deputy captain despite having to miss the rest of the season through injury.

Pablo Hernandez will meanwhile continue captaining the side for the short-term future as both Cooper and Ayling are currently injured.

Though the White started the season in promising form, they have been in poor form recently and this was what ultimately led to the sacking of Christiansen.

“Obviously I’ve seen games and played against them, know players from previous clubs I’ve been at or previous games I’ve seen and I would be foolish not to tap into the knowledge of the staff that’s been working with them all the time, Heckingbottom said.

“So there’s always going to be an external input before I come in but now I’m judging them as I see them, get to know them as people and footballers because that’s one thing I do like to do.

“I don’t mind pushing the players, I don’t mind being tough on the players, they’ll have my backing and my support so I need to get to know them.”