Monday, 10th February, 2014

Leeds manager Brian McDermott has admitted that last week was "tough", but stressed he remains "resilient and strong" after his team beat Yeovil 2-1 in a Championship fixture.

McDermott has faced a barrage of questions about his future after an attempted sacking by the club's incoming owner Massimo Cellino, followed by confirmation of his position by current owners GFH Capital.

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Cellino is in the final stages of completing his takeover and has since backtracked over wanting McDermott gone. But clouds of uncertainty still hang over the former Reading boss.

And so watching Leeds beat Yeovil on Saturday, 2-1, was at least a boost of some sort.


"It’s been a tough week and that was as tough a game as I’d been involved in", he told his club's site.

"I felt it was a game we had to win. They were a long four minutes added on at the end.

"I’m resilient and strong, we have strong players and strong fans.

"They got out of bed at 4am and the most important thing is that they went home happy. They showed again that we have an army behind this club."

Leeds now sit tenth in the Championship table, with 42 points from 29 games, five off the playoff spots.

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