By Keith Ingham
After another virtuoso performance by the Leeds number 44, I must make a plea to those who control Leeds United. It would be absolute madness to sell this player at this stage of the season. Ross McCormack was a late bloomer, signed in
2010, but largely used as a impact player in his first season until the winner versus Burnley at the very end of that season.
In the next season he found the net 19 times and looked to be set for another good season when Warnock came in after Grayson left. Ross's relationship with the later (Grayson) seemed to go from good to bad with the manager using Becchio as his main striker in a 4-5-1 formation which meant Ross was out wide or on the bench. Worse was to follow with 'Colin' regularly blasting the scot for missing a chance when easier to score. Strikers miss chances, Beckford would regularly miss a few but also get the important ones, Bristol Rovers and Scum to mention just two. I feel that Ross is in this mould, maybe not a prolific but certainly a goal scorer.
His performances this season have been in front of the 'diamond' Brian McDermott is using because finding a winger has become problematic and in these games he's scored two versus Brighton and on Saturday versus Wednesday. His reaction to both goals was of a player that certainly has a deep affection for the club and it's fans. For me to lose a player of this calibre would be foolhardy and GFH would tarnish the good inroads they have made with the general public of Leeds and fans around the world.
To replace him would cost more than we would receive for him and it would better served to retain the services of a player that can certainly change a game with a flick of his hips. I like McCormack he plays like he cares and in these times where money comes first it's just something that Leeds cannot do without.
"Ross McCormack is not for sale, Ross McCormack is not for sale" as the Revie Stand put it so well.
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