With attacking play at its very finest in the modern game, the service to the strikers has never been better.

Leeds United striker Ross McCormack is targeting a top-six finish, with a place in the play-offs his minimum aim for the new Championship season.

Leeds kick off their campaign against Brighton on Saturday, and McCormack believes his team has got what it takes to challenge at the top, urging them to go for promotion.

“We’ve got to go for promotion," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "Top six is the minimum for a club this size," said the Scottish international.

“If I'm standing here now and I don’t believe that we can have a go then I'm as well just hanging up my boots, aren't I?

“I believe in myself and I believe in the other guys here. They’re good enough to challenge."

The 26-year-old's future has been the subject of speculation this month, amid reports of a possible move away from Elland Road; however, he has since told the club he does not want to leave as manager Brian McDermott continues to build his squad for the upcoming season.

McDermott has made plenty of changes during the summer as he prepares for his first full season in charge of the club, and McCormack is eager to get going ahead of Saturday's home game.

“Saturday could go either way," he added. "It’s a good game to start with and it should be a special atmosphere if 30,000 are turning out. I think we’re ready to go now."

Leeds secured a mid-table finish last season as they finished seven points off both the play-offs and relegation zone in 13th position. 


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