Leeds boss won't copy anyone

Brian McDermott said Leeds do not have to aspire to any other clubs in their pursuit of a return to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 25/04/13 at 15:40 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Looking forward to facing Brighton

Brian McDermott: Looking forward to facing Brighton

More of the games that matter

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

Leeds take on Brighton in their final home game of the season with the south coast club on course for a play-off place having played in front of near full houses at the AMEX Stadium this season.

But when asked if Brighton were one of the clubs who Leeds were looking to emulate, McDermott said: "You're talking about Leeds United here.

"Leeds don't have to aspire to anybody because they're Leeds United.

"What we have to do is play a great brand of football, the sort that our supporters want to see.

"We're certainly not looking to aspire to anybody because we don't need to. History suggests we don't need to.

"We've got great history here and we need to focus on what we need to do to get our supporters back through the turnstiles.

"We need to get this ground packed and make it a really difficult place to come and play football against Leeds."

McDermott is looking forward to crossing swords again with Brighton boss Gus Poyet.

"I know Gus really well," McDermott added. "We came across each other a couple of times last year and I'm looking forward to seeing him, he's a good guy.

"I know he's popular with the Leeds fans. He was assistant manager to Dennis Wise here so I'm sure he's going to get a good reception."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

Mail Box

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

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