Being a Leeds United fan can be tough, being a Scottish Leeds United fan is on another level. Although the first-half against Portugal was encouraging whether or not that continues in the second half nobody knows. The struggles are once again upon us and there are various players being overlooked.
There are two Leeds United players who are well within their rights to be expecting some sort of movement on the international front again soon. One is Barry Douglas but his issue is very clear. Andrew Robertson, now one of the best left-backs in the Premier League is the best Scottish player around and of course fills the left-back spot. He’s also been named the captain under Alex McLeish and that position is filled. Behind him is the very talented Kieran Tierney, arguably the second best player for Scotland…
The other player is Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper. In terms of form Cooper is probably in his best for some time, certainly since arriving at Leeds United but there are big question marks over him long-term. The thing is for Scotland the players playing are all Championship standard anyway. Charlie Mulgrew, captain of Blackburn Rovers is probably the first choice which tells you all you need to know. As well as him there are a few others who are all fighting for up to two more spots.
Scott McKenna of Aberdeen, Jack Hendry of Celtic and even Christophe Berra are all contenders as well as Tierney who often plays as a left-sided centre-back. Grant Hanley will probably expect to be involved after his injury and Liam Cooper certainly isn’t out of place in that list. Cooper is certainly performing as well as some of those players at a better standard as well, playing in a Leeds United side who have only lost one game all season. At some point the national side needs fresh players, Liam Cooper should certainly be considered.