Leeds United captain Liam Cooper heading to delayed Euro 2020 tournament with Scotland

Leeds United club captain Liam Cooper has been named in Scotland's Euro 2020 squad.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:32 pm
Leeds United captain Liam Cooper in action against Southampton. Pic: Getty

Head coach Steve Clarke has reserved a place for the Whites skipper following his impressive form in the Premier League this season.

Cooper had been missing in recent weeks due to suspension and then injury before Tuesday night's win over Southampton whilst also being absent from the Tartan Army's international exploits in March.

The 29-year-old, though, was part of the squad that secured historic passage into this summer's delayed European Championships in November on penalties.

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He has made 24 top flight appearances this term under Marcelo Bielsa's guidance at Elland Road after leading his boyhood club back to the Premier League as Championship winners last summer.

Cooper will now head away with his national team next month, who he has represented on five occasions to date.

Scotland have been drawn in Group D of the tournament alongside old foes England, Czech Republic and Croatia.

Clarke's men will kick-off the competition on June 14 at Hampden Park in Glasgow against the Czechs.