Ross McCormack has followed in the footsteps of Aidan White by signing a new three-year deal with Leeds United. This good news come on top of many pundits seeing Leeds United as dark horses for this season’s Championship campaign.
No you don’t need to blink twice or rub your eyes, Ross McCormack has signed fresh terms at Elland Road. Last season’s stand out player has done what others before him have failed to do. That being signing with the devil, only this devil usually prefers to string player’s along and then sell them on for a substantial fee that the club don’t see.
So we have our top striker staying, and we also have Aidan White on a long term contract. To me, whilst things aren’t perfect, they are somewhat smoother under the courtship of Neil Warnock. The gaffer does not mess about and has done his utmost best to make Leeds United a driving force in one of toughest Championship campaigns of all time.
It is now a squad jam packed with players who are ‘unsung heroes’. David Norris, Paul Green, Rodolph Austin, Luke Varney, Jason Pearce and Adam Drury will all play a huge part in getting Leeds United back to the Premier League. Players that won’t get dragged into their own limelight and I can see David Norris being our most underrated player this season. ‘Chuck’ possesses great work-rate, a sound football brain and the leadership skills to become captain of Leeds United.
Pundits, famous or not, have been wearing their thinking caps and dusting off their punditry jackets, to compile a list of who will compete this season in the Championship. Former Leeds United player and Saturday afternoon’s greatest entertainer Chris Kamara believes Leeds United will be this season’s dark horse among the Stallions of second tier football. Suggesting that Leeds will do a ‘QPR’ from last season, I can somewhat see Chris’ point of view. Neil Warnock is the master of promotion pushes and Leeds United need that extra push if they are to go one one step further than their 7th place finish two season’s ago.
The Championship begins early for Leeds United today. A home tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers kicks off at 12:45pm in front of the Sky cameras, and with Ross McCormack putting a smile on the faces of Leeds United fans, it’s the perfect start to possibly the perfect season.