Leeds United news as transfer linked player talks frustration and McCoist’s ‘brilliant’ claim

Here are the latest Leeds United evening headlines on Sunday, September 5.

Leeds-linked midfielder expresses disappointment

FC Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste has admitted he was disappointed about missing out on a move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old was linked with moves to several Premier League clubs and it was claimed by TipsBladet that Leeds had made a bid for the Sweden international.

However, a move never materialised and Cajuste has conceded he was hoping to take the next step in his career.

He told Fotbollskanalen: “The Premier League would have been fantastic fun.

“I was disappointed and I hoped to take the next step. But I have to accept it and make the best of the situation. I felt that I was ready to take the next step. But that’s how it is in football. I have to accept this.”

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Leeds captain praised by Scotland legend

Leeds captain Liam Cooper has been singled out for praise by Ally McCoist after he helped Scotland secure a 1-0 victory over Moldova in a World Cup qualifier.

The 30-year-old entered the fray as a substitute and helped Steve Clarke’s side defend a slender lead with his organisation at the back.

Speaking whilst commentating on Sky Sports, McCoist said: “Cooper’s brilliant at that, marshalling the troops at the back, pushing them up.”

Scotland’s final fixture of the international break is scheduled for Tuesday, when Cooper will be hoping to get the nod for the World Cup qualifier against Austria.

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Liverpool dealt injury blow

Liverpool have been dealt a blow ahead of their clash with Leeds on Sunday after the Japan FA confirmed Takumi Minamino was returning to the UK from international duty ‘due to injury’.

The Liverpool Echo claim the injury is not serious but if he misses the trip to Elland Road, it will leave Jurgen Klopp’s attacking resources further diminished considering there are already doubts over the availability of Roberto Firmino,

Minamino failed to nail down a regular spot in Klopp’s side after joining Liverpool and spent time on loan at Southampton last season, but has since returned to Anfield.

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