£11m Fulham star takes stick as a compliment, will Leeds fans be kind?

Ross McCormack warming up for Leeds United

Ross McCormack claims he is not bothered by stick he receives from fans.

Fulham's suffering fans got something of a reprieve this week when the League Cup offered them respite from what has been a terrible start to life in English football's second tier.

Not only that but it was a goal from their big summer signing that did the job. Not many a Leeds United fan expected to see their star striker Ross McCormack remain at the club this season, but few would have expected to receive the amount if cash they did for the player.

Indeed Fulham splurged £11 million on the Scottish international, just £5 million less than it has just cost Liverpool to buy Italian star Mario Balotelli.

For Leeds fans it was a tough pill to swallow. Fans in general were divided on his departure. Some were sad to see him go and understood his desire to move on. Others could not forgive him forcing a move, especially after he kissed the badge.

So when Fulham take on Leeds United, who have also had a woeful start to the campaign, at Elland Road on the 13th of December it will be interesting to see what type of reaction McCormack recieves from his formerly adoring public.

Well according to the man himself he won't be too bothered. As Fulham took on Brentford this week stick was likely, local derby and all, and this weekend he takes on Cardiff City - a team he left for Leeds in 2010, not a good move if you know your football rivalries.

But this does not bother him. He told Get West London:

"Every ground I have been at this season I have been getting a bit of abuse from the home fans, but that is fine. If you were not a half decent player they would not be bothered about you. I am more than happy to take the stick if I can shut them up at the other end.”

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