'It was quite weird' - McCormack on Elland Road return

Leeds United East Stand

Ross McCormack went back to Leeds United with Fulham at the weekend.

Ross McCormack says that it was a strange feeling heading back to Elland Road as an opposition player.

McCormack spent the best spell of his career at Leeds United before moving to Fulham this summer and he was delighted with the way his return went.

Although the striker did not manage to hit the back of the net, he did captain his new side to a 1-0 victory and that made it a pleasing day for the 28-year-old. 

"I knew it was going to be quite weird because the way I left the club wasn’t the best, I didn’t have a chance to say bye or thanks for the support and what have you," he said to Fulham's official site

“Some of the [Leeds] fans had their say, that’s fine, I’ll take that on the chin. At the end I walked round the stadium, applauded them, and that’s it, it’s done.

"I always thought that I’d love to come back and score because I know the stadium and it’s pretty familiar. But it was my first game as captain and we won, so it was a good day for me.”

McCormack has not scored with as much regularity as he would have been hoping for since leaving Leeds this summer, but he still seems to be making a positive impression for the Cottagers.

The Scottish international was brought in by Fulham to add goals to their attack, but he has actually shown his creative side since arriving.

McCormack has netted just five times since moving to the London side, with his assist-making ability being more noticeable than the finishing touch which made him the Championship's top scorer last campaign.

His importance to Fulham was still shown by the fact that they handed him the armband to wear, though, and he will be looking to continue to lead the side to success in the future.

Fulham started the season slowly, but they have shown signs of great improvement since Kit Symons took charge and are now up to 14th in the Championship table. Leeds are down in 19th place. 

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