But in hindsight Leeds fans need not have worried about that, with the 28-year-old continuing his less than impressive form since moving to Craven Cottage.
McCormack has scored just five goals in 23 appearances this season, although his assist-record of eight is admirable. But at Elland Road it was his teammate Hugo Rodallega who was the difference, scoring the only goal of the game after McCormack had struggled to make an impact.
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The former Leeds player failed to score, provide an assist or even have a shot on goal, with one key pass and four dribbles the sum total of his attacking contribution on the day.
He of course had the last laugh when Fulham won, adding to Leeds' woes shortly after their 4-1 defeat to Ipswich Town. But McCormack was not the reason Leeds lost this match, which was the fear of many leading up to the fixture.
Now Leeds have to rely on the players they still have at their disposal, with Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara more than capable of scoring the goals that will lift them up the table rather than have them slipping perilously close to the bottom.