TEAM NEWS - Fulham v Leeds United: Liam Cooper back in Whites side after calf strain

CAPTAIN Liam Cooper returns to the Leeds United starting line up for Saturday's Championship clash at Fulham.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 2:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st December 2019, 2:19 pm
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images.

The skipper has missed United's last three games with a calf strain but comes straight back into the XI at the expense of Gaetano Berardi who drops to the bench.

Cooper's swap for Berardi is the only change made by United's head coach Marcelo Bielsa though Jack Clarke, Barry Douglas, Pascal Struijk and Kamil Miazek all drop off the bench for Berardi, Illan Meslier, Jordan Stevens and Oliver Casey.

Adam Forshaw (hip), Tyler Roberts (hamstring) and Jamie Shackleton (hamstring) are all out injured but Roberts and Shackleton will return to training next week.

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Fulham boss Scott Parker has made two changes to his XI with Bobby Reid and Harrison Reed both coming into the side.

Fulham: Rodak, Christie, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Onomah, Reed, Cavaleiro, Cairney, Reid, Mitrovic. Subs: Bettinelli, Kebnao, Johansen, Knockaert, O'Riley, Sessegnon, Kamara.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Hernandez, Bamford. Subs: Meslier, Casey, Alioski, Berardi, Gotts, Stevens, Nketiah.

Referee: T Robinson.