McCormack: It's up to myself and the rest of the boys to become the pictures on the wall

Embracing the challenge! Current Leeds United captain Ross McCormack talks of his growth both on and off the pitch.

If there is one man at Leeds to follow by example, it's definitely Scotland international Ross McCormack. And if Leeds United are to make the play-off spots at the end of the season, a few of his team-mates are going to have to do just that.

The influential striker has contributed to an incredible 52% of Leeds United's goals this season, including four assists to go with it. He is comfortably the league's top goalscorer and on his day, there is no Championship defender that could live with him.

Talking of his new role at Elland Road, and the number of Scottish legends that have carried the mantel of Leeds United skipper in the past, including the likes of Billy Bremner, Gordan Strachan and Peter Lorimer, he simply wants to focus on the future.

'It's a big job for me, one I've been working towards for the last few years, I think I'm ready for it,' McCormack said.

'Obviously I know Leeds have had a few Scottish captains. But I don't tend to look too much to that, because you can get lost in the history of that club.

'There are a lot of old pictures of previous teams and captains - Gordan Strachan is a legend down there for what he did for the club, rightly so.

'But it's up to myself and the rest of the boys to become the pictures on the wall for the next generation. That's what drives us on. As captain, I enjoy the responsibility.'

And with Leeds United focused on a late-surge up the table and a play-off finish, it may not be long before the current Leeds United side get to see their faces on the wall amongst the likes of Revie's Championship winning teams.

Although the odds may be firmly stacked against the Yorkshire side, their performance against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday was a reason for United fans to start to believe. A spirited draw against one of the league's top sides away from home, and it was a point that could so easily have been three.

McDermott and his men will need to start racking-up the wins to achieve their goal. However, if they can hit that kind of form between now and the end of the season, they will be a dangerous opponent to come up against when the play-offs commence.

image: © Jon Candy

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