Friday, 15th November, 2013

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has praised the club's board for rejecting offers from Middlesbrough for Ross McCormack in the summer.

Boro were keen to snap up the Scotland striker and were persistent in submitting a number of bids to clinch his signature.


But Leeds stood firm and rejected all proposals for McCormack, who is now repaying that decision in spades through a goalscoring spree.

The striker hit all four goals in Leeds' 4-2 win over Charlton last Saturday and currently leads the Championship goal charts with eleven to his name.


And McDermott is overjoyed McCormack is still at Elland Road.

"We don’t have to vindicate that decision, but full credit to the board for what they did", he told his club's official site.

"They could have brought in a lot of money by accepting one of those bids.

"Short-termism is what football is about sometimes, but that doesn’t work.

"It certainly wouldn’t have worked if we’d have lost Ross. He’s been excellent, and you have to give the board a lot of credit for what they did with him."

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