Leeds United Boss Brian McDermott Insists Ross McCormack Is Not For Sale

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Talented Scottish forward will be staying with Leeds

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Leeds United Manager Brian McDermott has insisted that striker Ross McCormack will not be leaving the club this summer after receiving bids for his services from several fellow Championship sides, Sky Sports reports.

McDermott confirmed that he had received at least two bids for the player from Middlesbrough and Blackpool, but both had been rejected by the Elland Road outfit.

“Ross is staying here. He wants to stay and we want to keep him,” McDermott said after seeing his side squeeze past Chesterfield in the first round of the Capital One Cup with a 2-1 home win.

The 26-year-old bagged just eight goals in 35 appearances last season having been deployed mostly on the wing, but that was a stark contrast to the 19 strikes he’d notched up the season before.

He began his career with Glasgow Rangers but was moved on to Motherwell after failing to make the grade at Ibrox. His good form there saw him make the switch to Cardiff City where he scored an impressive 21 goals during his debut season at the club.

Now in his fourth season at Leeds, McDermott has underlined his importance to the squad by insisting that he is not for sale and remains a key figure amongst the first team as they try to escape the Championship.

McDermott also denied having made an offer for West Ham winger Matt Taylor.

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