TEAM NEWS: Leeds United v Hull City - Liam Cooper still missing but Marcelo Bielsa pondering who drops out with Kalvin Phillips back to start

LEEDS UNITED captain Liam Cooper will still be absent for Tuesday night's Championship hosting of Hull City for which Kalvin Phillips will return from suspension into the starting line up.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 1:55 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 2:32 pm
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

Cooper missed Saturday's 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town with a calf strain and Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa confirmed on Monday that the centre-back would not be fit for the clash against the Tigers.

Phillips, though, will return from a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards and the 24-year-old will definitely start with Bielsa still deciding who will drop out.

Providing his latest team news at Monday afternoon's pre-Hull City press conference, Bielsa said: "There's no news. Cooper is out of the group, Phillips comes back, that's all."

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Asked if Phillips would come back into the XI or on to the bench, Bielsa said: "He comes back to play. There is someone who is going to leave the team but I have not decided who yet."

Adam Forshaw (hip), Tyler Roberts (hamstring) and Jamie Shackleton (muscle) also all remain out injured.