A huge boost ahead of the Millwall game is that captain Liam Cooper will be fit after being forced off on Tuesday night in the 2-0 win over Birmingham. The player has been reborn under new head-coach Thomas Christiansen and has been a true leader in the early part of the season.
Cooper ended last season as the third choice centre-back and in all honesty it looked as if he was to be the third or even fourth choice going into this season, how wrong we were. There was fans crying for the return of Kyle Bartley, links with Swedish international Helander and we also signed Everton centre-back Matthew Pennington. Cooper started the opener maybe due to a Jansson suspension but played well, then continued that and has been outstanding since. He is a rock at the heart of the Leeds United defence alongside Pontus Jansson and has been a key player in the start to the season, the side he is captaining top of the pile after seven games.
Cooper went off with what looked like an issue with his back on Tuesday night in the win over Birmingham City. He was having another outstanding game with the Blues threat well in the game and he was a key part of our sixth clean sheet on the bounce in the league, an incredible statistic that Leeds will want to continue on Saturday in the New Den. Millwall has always been a tough place to go but in terms of a side Leeds will fancy their chances. They are solid and organised but breaking Thomas Christiansen and Leeds down is one thing, and keeping us out is another.