How Ross McCormack compares to Leeds' entire strike force

Ross McCormack scoring for Leeds United

A look at how Fulham's Ross McCormack compares to strikers at his former club.

Leeds United sold Ross McCormack for £11 million in the summer, a fee which caused a real talking point in the football world.

Fulham underwent a nightmare start to the season under Felix Magath, but have begun to climb the table under Kit Symons and are now only one point behind Leeds United.

Leeds have retained most of the fee received for his services, but did add the trio of Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara and Billy Sharp.

  TeamGoalsAssistsOn Target Shooting AccuracyWon Header Duels (%)Passing AccuracyMins Played
Mirco Antenucci Leeds 4 1 36% 27.78 79% 1,054
Souleymane Doukara Leeds 3 3 25% 23.29 73% 824
Ross McCormack Fulham 3 5 45% 10 77% 1,246
Billy Sharp Leeds 1 1 30% 16.67 67% 504
Steve Morison Leeds 0 1 17% 50 62% 175

So far this season Leeds' forwards have paid off, with new signing Antenucci, Doukara and Sharp netting eight Championship goals between them.

McCormack has only scored three goals, less than Leeds' top scorer Antenucci, despite playing almost 200 more minutes.

The big plus to McCormack's game has been his five assists, the same as Antenucci, Doukara and Sharp have provided combined, with only Steve Morison ensuring Leeds' strikeforce have created more assists than the Fulham frward.

McCormack has found the target with a higher percentage of his strikes than any Leeds player, but wins a paltry 10 per cent of his aerial duels.

Altogether, McCormack has not really done enough so far this season so suggest Leeds made a mistake by cashing in on him at a huge price. 

The Yorkshire club may be struggling for form, but the performances of their strikers this season are reason to be encouraged, and feel god about their summer transfer business.

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