Yorkshire latest: McCormack will stay at Leeds; Sheffield United new boy wants promotion

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1) Ross McCormack will not be sold by Leeds

Massimo Cellino has announced his intention to keep Ross McCormack at Leeds United, despite interest from a host of other clubs during the transfer-window already.

Norwich City, Newcastle United and Fulham are all reportedly interested in signing last season’s Championship top-scorer and the latter have recently made a £6 million offer for McCormack.

However, Cellino confirmed that he would not be sold at today’s press conference, where David Hockaday was controversially announced as Leeds head coach.

The Italian said: "It's [McCormack’s sale] about principle, not money. He has a contract."

If McCormack does stay it will appease some of the concerns that Leeds fans have ahead of this season, given their new boss appears to have very little managerial experience – especially at a high level.

Hockaday’s only job as manager previously has been in the non-league at Forest Green and it will be a major step up if he is to be a success at Elland Road.

Further details of the press conference, as reported by Phil Hay, the Football Editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, can be seen below:

2) Hockaday already under pressure

David Hockaday is already under intense pressure to win over the Leeds support, with 86% of the fan-base thinking he is the wrong choice to take charge at the club.

In a poll on the Yorkshire Evening Post’s website only 14% of Leeds’ considerable fan-base have backed their new manager to take the club forward.

It will, therefore, be imperative for the former Forest Green manager to get off to a good start at Elland Road.

His Leeds side start by traveling to Millwall before hosting Middlesbrough and Brighton in their upcoming league campaign.

3) Steve Evans is dreaming of the Premier League

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is hoping to manage the side in the Premier League in the near future.

Rotherham were promoted the Championship last season, but Evans is determined to ensure that this is not the end of their rise up the divisions.

Evans would become the first manager to ever take a club from League Two to the Premier League if they were to be promoted from the Championship and this is his major ambition.

When asked if the club could compete in the top-tier of English football, he said to the Yorkshire Post.

“I think the reality is you can always dream.

“We will try and embrace it [the Championship], secure our place and then see what we can achieve.”

4) Joel Lynch commits future to Huddersfield Town

Joel Lynch has cited Huddersfield Town’s ambition as the main reason behind him signing a new contract at the club.

The defender was entering the last 12 months of his existing deal, but he has recently signed a new contract at The Terriers, which keeps him at the club until 2017.

“I could have run my previous contract down in the final year and assessed my options, but I feel like the Club is going in the right direction and is well run and stable,” Lynch told Huddersfield’s official site.

“Getting promoted to the Championship in 2012 wasn’t the end goal - this Club is only going to get bigger and better and I want to be a part of it.”

5) James Wallace wants promotion

New Sheffield United signing James Wallace is hoping to be promoted in his first season at Bramall Lane.

The midfielder signed for The Blades from Tranmere Rovers this week, after his contract at the League Two side expired, and he is already thinking of the future at his new club.

He said to Sheffield United’s official site: "The aim is obviously automatic promotion and I am determined to play a big part in helping to achieve that.

“This is a Club that should be in the next division up at least, once we get there who knows what could happen."

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