Leeds United are delighted to announce Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas have signed new contracts with the club, as both players have committed their long term future to the Whites.
Club captain, Cooper, has penned a new five-year deal at Elland Road running until the summer of 2024, whilst Dallas has agreed a new four-year contract until the summer of 2023.
Cooper began his career with Hull City and following a loan spell at Carlisle United, joined Chesterfield.
Cooper played a key role during his time at the Spireites, with the club promoted from League Two as champions.
After promotion in 2014, the centre-back completed a move to Leeds United and has since gone on to make a total of 165 appearances for the club in all competitions.
He was handed the Leeds armband for the first time against Sunderland in the FA Cup in January 2015 and has proved himself as a real leader on and off the pitch.
The skipper has impressed immensely since the arrival of head coach Marcelo Bielsa in the summer of 2018 and last season made a total of 38 outings as the Whites recorded a third place finish – the club’s highest in over a decade.
This season, Cooper has featured in five league matches for the Whites, helping Leeds secure two clean sheets and his impressive performances at the back earned him his first international caps for Scotland over the weekend.
Dallas joined Leeds from fellow Championship side Brentford in 2015 and has amassed 151 appearances for the Whites in all competitions, netting 15 goals.
After a spell in his home country with Crusaders, Dallas was signed by Brentford and helped the Bees win promotion from League One.
Upon joining Leeds, the versatile winger and full-back netted his first goal for the club in a 3-2 victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers in December 2015 and was named the Players’ Player of the Year at the end of his first campaign.
Under Bielsa, Dallas has fulfilled a number of roles on both flanks and has this season impressed at right-back.
Dallas has already found the net during the current campaign, netting the opener against Stoke City, as the Whites ran out 3-0 winners at the Bet 365 Stadium.
The 28-year-old earned his 41st cap for Northern Ireland on Monday night, against Germany at Windsor Park.