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'Absolutely gutted' - McCormack seems to want Leeds United exit after McDermott sacking

Ross McCormack has spoken to Sky Sports News and sounded like he was ready to leave Elland Road after the shock sacking of Brian McDermott.

Just when you think the transfer window is drawing to a drab end - one team not unfamiliar to drama has thrown everything up in the air.

Leeds United have been batting off transfer rumours and official bids for the past month in relation to star forward Ross McCormack.

The Scot has been in great form this term - scoring 19 goals in 33 appearances in a great campaign.

So it was no shock to see that West Ham made a move for the player recently - which was swiftly rejected by the Elland Road club.

Sunderland have since shown an interest in the player and his former club Cardiff City made a bid for the player today in the region of £4 million.

But Leeds fans were given the boost earlier today that McCormack made it clear he wanted to go nowhere stating:

"I am really happy at Leeds and look forward to staying at the club. I'm club captain and I look forward to continue playing at the club under Brian McDermott for the rest of the season."

But that statement seems to have been a waste of breath just a little over an hour later - after the Leeds board sacked McDermott.

The former Reading boss has reportedly been relieved of his duties amid the turmoil of boardroom wrangling’s and ownership reportedly changing hands.

It is uncertain times once again at Elland Road - and McCormack has Tweeted:

He has since gone on to confirm to Sky Sports News on the phone that he was ‘absolutely gutted’ to have heard McDermott is on the way out.

And when asked by Bryan Swanson whether his future lied elsewhere he announced that with ‘three hours to go’ he couldn’t see himself leaving’ that the ‘club did not want to sell him’ and that ‘he was lost for words’.

image: © Jon Candy

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