Brian McDermott jokes about poor players he signed for Leeds United

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Former Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has casually acknowledged his lack of transfer success at Leeds United.

It seems like a long time ago that Brian McDermott was Leeds United manager, such has been the turnover in bosses since he was relieved of his duties.

McDermott has since taken up a role in the scouting department at Arsenal until May, a club he featured for in his playing days.

He appeared last Friday on SkySports' Fantasy Football Club, and explained that he will consider returning to management in the summer dependent on which and if any offers arise.

He was quizzed by pundit Paul Merson as to what makes a good scout, and specifically whether he has ever recommended, or signed a player, only to see them in the first team and realise he has made a big mistake:

McDermott quipped: "I did that at Leeds!", adding: "We all make mistakes."

The former Leeds and Reading boss did not elaborate, sensibly preferring not to dwell upon his transfer misses.

Two players signed by McDermott were shipped out on loan ahead of the recent deadline; striker Noel Hunt who did not score a single goal for the club, and defender Scott Wootton, who barely played this season.

Forward Matt Smith was also signed by McDermott and has since been sold, while there were high hopes for Luke Murphy when he came in at £1 million, but the midfielder is not thpught to have a future at the club under current head coach Neil Redfearn.

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