Riverside Stadium

Next Game

M'boro v Sheff Wed

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Macron Stadium

Last Game

Bolton 1 - 2 M'boro

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 20:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

'Leeds need Ross'

Sean Dyche told FL72 - Preview that Leeds should aim to keep hold of striker Ross McCormack.

Last Updated: 17/08/13 at 12:11 Post Comment

McCormack: wanted by Boro

McCormack: wanted by Boro

McCormack, 26, has figured in all three of United's games so far this season and netted in the 2-1 win over Brighton on the opening day of the campaign, but has been the subject of interest from Leeds' Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

However, Burnley boss Dyche has urged the Yorkshire club, managed by former Reading chief Brian McDermott, to resist the Teessiders' overtures now that the Scot has settled into life at Elland Road.

Asked if Leeds would let McCormack depart, Dyche said: "You'd be surprised but you never know as Leeds might feel they have got to free up money to do something else.

"But he is a good player, who is elusive, hard to mark, gets assists and can definitely score a goal."

On the ex-Cardiff striker, who scored five times in the Championship last term as well as laying on 12 assists for his team-mates, Dyche added: "He has grown into his time at Leeds.

"When he first went there it was a big thing for him and he seemed to take time, but he is showing good signs now."

Feeling

McCormack could feature in Leeds' Saturday lunchtime encounter with Yorkshire adversaries Sheffield Wednesday, a game live on Sky Sports 1 (channel 407) and Sky 2 (channel 121).

Click here for full details of Sky Sports coverage of the Championship.

Dyche believes McDermott, who took charge at United in April, is starting to stamp his imprint on the club.

And he also reckons the 52-year-old has purchased astutely this summer as he looks to build on last season's 13th-place finish.

"I've spoken to Brian and [his assistant] Nigel Gibbs and they said they had a lot of work to do," added the onetime Millwall defender.

"They have changed the feeling around the training pitch and I think the team is beginning to show signs of becoming theirs.

"And they have brought in a couple of big signings, including Crewe's Luke Murphy, who is a very good young player and one who will grow into the Championship, and an experienced campaigner in Noel Hunt."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Premier League: Harry Redknapp happy with QPR's transfer dealings

Harry Redknapp is convinced his summer transfer business will prove solid enough to keep QPR in the Premier League.

Transfer news: No good behaviour clause in Mario Balotelli's Liverpool contract, says agent

Mario Balotelli will join Liverpool next week, but won't have a good behaviour clause in his contract, his agent says.

Premier League: Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is determined to keep Asmir Begovic

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says that Asmir Begovic will not be leaving the club during this summer’s transfer window.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property