Leeds United have been in dreadful form ever since the speculation regarding Massimo Cellino's takeover started gathering pace. Since the turn of the year they have only won five Championship games and their play-off push was extinguished some time ago.
At one point it looked a possibility that they could be sucked into a relegation battle but they have steadied the ship in recent weeks. They currently sit in 16th place with 53 points, ten points clear of the relegation zone. It is clear that they have one man to thank for his exploits this season.
Ross McCormack has rediscovered the form that once saw him score 21 goals in the Championship for Cardiff City. He has been consistently lethal for Leeds this season and without his goals they would have been struggling, in fact they would have been relegated.
Obviously if you were to discount every team's top goalscorer then it would make a huge difference to their league standing but none more so than McCormack's effect. He is the top scorer in the league with his 28 goals and the stats show just how important they have been.
His goals have led to winning his side 25 points this season, a huge contribution. He is such a valuable asset to the club, and fans will be glad that he wasn't sold in January as then they could be looking at another relegation to League One.
The Scotsman has scored more than half of his side's goals in the league this season (total = 55) and has nearly won half of the club's total points as well (total = 53). He will certainly be linked with moves away from Elland Road in the summer and will be on the shortlists of Premier League managers for sure.
Leeds will hope to keep him at the club, as their other strikers have failed to deliver this season. With or without Ross they will need to strengthen that area in the summer. Matt Smith is the only other player to reach double figures this season, and it is clear more depth is needed. Smith has had a much better season than many expected since his move from Oldham Athletic scoring 11 goals in all competitions. Just three seasons ago he had a loan spell away from Redditch Town at Littleton in the 11th tier of English football whilst completing a degree at the University of Manchester.