United chief has style plan

Leeds manager Brian McDermott has said his style of football at the club will be determined by the players he has at his disposal.

Last Updated: 18/04/13 at 16:21 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Style of football will be determined by the players he has

Brian McDermott: Style of football will be determined by the players he has

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McDermott has steered Leeds to successive wins in his first two games in charge and it was the manner of their success over Burnley on Tuesday night that most pleased the Elland Road crowd.

"I try to play a system that suits the players," McDermott said. "When I was at Reading we had two wingers, we had to play a pressing game and got out of the league playing that way.

"We won a lot of games 1-0, we were difficult to play against and this team here have got players who can pass the ball, so we play that way.

"I enjoyed watching them. We had a lot of the ball, players were comfortable on the ball and they looked like they wanted the ball.

"That's the most important thing because you have to be brave when you play football. You have to want the ball and they did.

"If you look at the possession stat I would say we were well out in front."

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