Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Rotherham

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Hillsborough

Last Game

Sheff Wed 1 - 2 Leeds

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 12:30

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Varney hails McDermott speech

Luke Varney has hailed new Leeds manager Brian McDermott for his half-time speech in the crucial come-from-behind win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Last Updated: 15/04/13 at 15:45 Post Comment

Luke Varney: Scored both of Leeds' goals against Wednesday

Luke Varney: Scored both of Leeds' goals against Wednesday

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

McDermott opted to play Varney in a central role alongside Ross McCormack and was rewarded with a two-goal salvo from the former Crewe, Charlton and Derby forward that secured a 2-1 win to lift Leeds six points clear of the relegation zone.

Leeds were 1-0 down at half-time but Varney's fifth and sixth goals of the season halted a run of four straight defeats.

"The gaffer gave a good speech at half time telling us to be positive and have no fear and that really showed," said Varney.

"It showed a lot about the bloke. He basically came in on Friday afternoon and stood in the dug-out. Most managers would have looked on and probably started (in the dug-out) on Tuesday.

"To see someone there telling us to 'pass, pass, pass' was a different outcome. It really worked for us and we are just delighted to get over the line.

"We felt we'd won the cup to be honest after a lot of disappointment and results. It was a real good feeling.

"For him to shove me up front shows he must have seen me before and know I can have a positive outcome up top.

"As a two (up front), I have not played there since I was with Nicky Maynard at Crewe. I enjoyed it."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Arsenal's title drought is 'boring'

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their decade-long wait for the title.

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

Louis van Gaal had a feeling Man Utd were not right after watching warm-up

Louis van Gaal says he knew something was wrong with his Man Utd players by watching the warm-up before the defeat at Everton.

Mail Box

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company