McDermott credits Leeds fans

Brian McDermott praised the Elland Road support after ending Leeds' winless run in his first game as the club's manager.

Last Updated: 14/04/13 at 10:10 Post Comment

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The hosts came from a goal behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 thanks to Luke Varney's second-half double.

It was Leeds' first win in eight games and took them six points clear of the relegation places with four games to play.

McDermott said: "I was really pleased. It was hard in the first half and we knew we shouldn't have gone in a goal down but there was a good response after the interval, which was really important.

"We needed to pass the ball and create things and I thought the players were really brave in the second half.

"I told them at half-time that the crowd really wanted to get behind them. I've been at places where that hasn't been the case but when we got to 1-1 it made a real difference.

"They were two very well-worked goals. The first was just over the line so I am glad the referee and linesman spotted it and the second was a fantastic bit of skill from Ross McCormack and a really good header by Luke Varney. It was a really big win for us."

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