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Ross McCormack to leave Leeds after McDermott departure?

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Loyalty to the manager is often questioned in football, but not on the case of Leeds United striker Ross McCormack.

Last season's Championship top goal scorer could be heading for the Elland Road exit door after the club announced Brian McDermott’s departure, according to the Mail. During his time under McDermott the striker has earned a recall to the Scottish national side.

Leeds managed to fend off interest from the Premier League as well as Championship rivals to land the forward, but these latest developments means it will be unlikely he will competing in the same shirt at the beginning of next season.

According to the Daily Mail, McCormack recently stated that McDermott should at the very least he should be given more time.

“Everyone knows what I think of Brian. He has to be given a chance to do his job properly. He
deserves that at least."

Coming through the Rangers youth system and starting his playing career at Ibrox could mean that it is unlikely that the striker will return to Scotland to play for Champions and Glasgow rivals Celtic.

West Ham have emerged as the favourite for the services of the 27-year-old striker in an attempt to play more attacking football. Newly promoted Leicester could also be keen to bolster their striking options following a return to the Premier League.  

As well as good financial backing the Foxes owners have shown loyalty to manager Nigel Pearson after failure to achieve promotion last season. Loyalty is a quality that McCormack respects and could be seen as a big attraction for the striker this summer.

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