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Ross McCormack will always support "special" club

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Former Leeds United striker Ross McCormack has revealed his fondness for his old club and insisted the reception he received upon his return to Elland Road did not affect him. 

In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, the 28-year-old also insisted his surprise summer move to Fulham was an opportunity too difficult for both club and player to turn down and also refused to rule out one day returning. 

Fulham transfer

McCormack was purchased for the lofty fee of £11million in the summer, with then manager Felix McGath viewing him as a player capable of firing Fulham back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

However his spell at Craven Cottage has proven to be problematic, with reports already speculating that he could leave the Cottagers when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. 

Prior to that he had become a hero at Elland Road, having scored 29 goals in 47 appearances to fire them to 15th in the Championship table. 

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Hostile reception

Hugo Rodallega's goal was enough to separate the two sides when they met at the weekend, with McCormack booed throughout after donning the captain's armband on his return to Yorkshire. 

“It didn’t hurt. I expected it for the way I left. The way I left wasn’t the best," he admitted.

"It would have been nice to come back and for it be like old times but that was never going to happen.

"It’s sad because personally I had a good season last season but that’s the way it was going to be."

Possible return

Although the chances of him returning to the club in the foreseeable future are slim, McCormack also refused to rule out one day returning to the place in which he spent four years of his career. 

"I happened to be the one who someone came in and paid big money for and let’s be honest, you can’t turn that down," he said.

"But even after the way I left, the club still means a lot to me. 

"It’s a special place and as I said when I left, I’ll always be a fan.

"Whether as a player you never know but definitely later on in life, I’ll be back.”

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