If the stories are true where would Ross McCormack fit in at Leeds United?
Recent rumours have linked former Leeds striker Ross McCormack and although the truth in the story may be absent, it's still an interesting prospect of the Scot returning to Elland Road.
McCormack was one of the most prolific strikers Leeds have had since Jermaine Beckford left the club and the emergence of Chris Wood last season, with many fans still holding him in high regard. He finished his last season at the club on 28 goals from 46 appearances, not far off Chris Woods tally last season.
The 30-year old has endured a rough time in the past few years but was ever present for former club Fulham having joined them for £11million from Leeds is 2014.
McCormack finished his affiliation with Fulham after a two year spell having scored 39 goals in 83 league appearances for the London club.
His move to Villa last year was not as fruitful where he only managed 3 goals in the first half of the season prior to being loaned out to Nottingham Forest, where he struggled with personal issues.
Many people believe McCormack's career to now be over due to his personal circumstances and issues at Villa, but in no way is this true. This is a striker who can add 20 goals a season if he's given the support by the players around him and less pressure from a clubs hierarchy.
So if the rumours are true; where would he fit in at Leeds? Not an easy question with Leeds adopting a 4-2-3-1 formation and making the signings they have during this summer.
There are arguments to say that McCormack could fit perfectly in behind Chris Wood but to do that would mean Leeds would have to consider dropping one of their current No.10's in Pablo Hernandez or Samuel Saiz, something that is very unlikely at this current time.
With Saiz and Hernandez performing as they are, Leeds will look to rotate the pair on occasion as they look to win more battles from midfield and find the correct supply to the talented pair.
So that leaves us with upfront and McCormack isn't going to replace the big man we have up top in Chris Wood any time soon, but could he be the perfect partner? Someone to make the runs past Wood or find the space between the defenders to further enhance Wood's chances?
We all saw the Preston and Fulham games in which Leeds not only struggled with their final ball but also couldn't take the scoring chances they had.
With a player like McCormack coming off the bench or starting in place of a jaded Wood (which will happen during the season) Leeds could have an extremely potent Championship forward to excel in that type of situation.
Leeds are already on the lookout for a new forward and in my opinion McCormack could be a valuable asset as Leeds hope to finish in the top six this season.
What's your opinion? Yey or ney for the striker formally known as McContract? Have your say in the comments below.
By Ryan Ingham