Yesterday came the news that Liam Cooper has extended his stay at Leeds United on a new four year deal.
The stage is now set for Cooper to make good on the promise that came with him when he joined Leeds from Chesterfield back in 2014.
The former Hull youngster is now a pivotal part of the squad having been a bit part player since joining the Whites.
Only twelve months ago Cooper would have been a sure fire player to depart the club this summer but after some impressive displays during last season and the end of Kyle Bartley's loan spell at the club, the centre back has been thrust into the limelight and has reacted astoundingly.
Cooper is now part of a new look defence with centre back partner Pontus Jansson along with Everton loanee Matthew Pennington and unless Leeds add another defender to their ranks prior to the transfer window closing.
The 25-year old joins Gaetano Berardi on signing a new deal at Leeds, with the club looking to assure any talented asset is tied down to fresh terms instead of losing them on a free transfer.
Berardi signed a three year deal with both players deals having set to expire at the end of the current season.
Leeds are now looking to wrap up their expiring stars contracts with advanced talks for Eunan O'Kane underway before talks begin with Stuart Dallas, Rob Green and Pablo Hernandez set for discussions.
However, deals for expiring stars Liam Bridcutt and Souleymane Doukara may not be forthcoming with both players currently in the fringes of the first team squad at this moment in time.
With a new deal and the captaincy looking likely to remain on his shoulders thanks to the players decisions, Cooper has been given a new lease of life and hopefully will take his chance and run.
By Ryan Ingham