Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has insisted that he will not rest on his laurels after receiving his maiden Scotland call-up yesterday.

The 24-year-old, who has been in decent form for the Whites in the present campaign, was named by Gordon Strachan in his squad to play Denmark in a friendly at Hampden on 29th March.

Cooper has thus far made 33 appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, scoring once and providing two assists.

And the centre-back, who explained that representing his nation will be a great honour for both him and his family, admitted that it felt nice that his good performances in the ongoing campaign were rewarded with a Scotland call-up.

“It felt good, it’s always nice to go and represent Scotland”, Cooper said on LUTV when asked about his call-up.


“It’s a massive honour for me and my family.

“It’s good to see that people have been watching the games and it’s good to be picked for the national team.

“It’s always nice to see good performances get rewarded and what better way to get rewarded than getting a call-up to the national team.

“But it doesn’t stop here, you have to work hard and impress and hopefully I can do that.”

Cooper has so far amassed 64 appearances for Leeds since joining the club from Chesterfield on a three-year deal in 2014.

The Scot, who is a product of Hull City’s youth system, also counts Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town amongst his former employers.