Liam Cooper has made his return to the Leeds United starting XI with Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off final looming large.

The Leeds United captain has struggled with injury since returning from international duty last month. He hasn’t played a minute since Scotland’s play-off semi-final triumph against Israel in October.

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Cooper has returned. (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

But Leeds United team news for their match with Leicester City on Monday night has revealed a return to domestic action for Cooper ahead of next Thursday’s huge match. He was due to start last Monday’s match with Wolves but pulled out before kick-off.

Scotland travel to Serbia next week, looking to book their place in a major tournament for the first time since 1998. A place at Euro 2020 awaits the winner of the clash.

Having Cooper back will be a boost, the centre-back performing admirably last time out in Steve Clarke’s 3-5-2 system.

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A rock in defence. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Tartan Army fans will be hoping he can pull through Leeds United’s matches before the international break with manager Clarke set to announce his squad on Tuesday afternoon.

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