Leeds fans have been reacting to the news that Liam Cooper and Andy Lonergan will miss Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
Centre back Liam Cooper and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan are both set to be out for extended periods, says Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom.
Cooper was enduring a poor spell of form and taking plenty of stick from fans, and sustained his injury in the loss against Wolves. The captain was clattered by his own player, suffering a severe dead leg. Fans don’t seem all that sympathetic about the injury.
Lonergan had missed several games with a neck injury, and is now set for a longer spell on the sidelines after aggravating the injury. The 34 year-old probably doesn’t hold much hope of getting back in the team now, after the sudden emergence of Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Leeds host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, still seeking their second win in the calendar year. The injury to Lonergan won’t impact the lineup, but Cooper’s injury means Everton loanee Matthew Pennington will likely keep his place.
Fans have been reacting to the injury news on Twitter, and we don’t think Liam Cooper will want to check his social media this morning…
not All bad news then from ER
— Pompey White (@PompeyWhite) March 12, 2018
Good news on both fronts there
— viv charleston (@yoda_180) March 11, 2018
These are the best two injuries that we’ve had recently!
— Aaron McKenna (@aaronjmckenna) March 10, 2018
Superb… Hope he never dons the shirt again tbh
— Karl McMichael (@2REPmac) March 10, 2018
God bless the swell on Cooper's leg
— Martin Moran (@MartinMoran74) March 10, 2018
Will not be missed sorry Liam nice bloke and he try’s his best but is a bloody liability including Felix and others…
— Robert Smith (@RobertS66021134) March 10, 2018
Anything they can do to keep his leg swollen phil?
— Lee Bennett (@leebennett89) March 10, 2018
Any chance we can get useless okane to hurt himself too?
— Hugo Wragg (@HugoWragg) March 11, 2018