Fulham boss Symons comments on why McCormack struggled

Ross McCormack preparing to take a penalty for Leeds United

Fulham boss Kit Symons says Ross McCormack tried too hard against Leeds United.

Fulham striker Ross McCormack ended up the losing side as former club Leeds United won 3-0 at Craven Cottage.

The ex-Leeds captain was substituted late on, managing to land only one shot on target, and attempting only two.

His performance was defender by manager Kit Symons, who suggested via Yahoo Eurosport that it was the opposition which caused McCormack to be below par.

He said: "Ross played well but there is always that element against your old team that you can try too hard and maybe that was the case."

Fulham are now in 21st position in the Championship, one place above the relegation zone, but do have a six point gap between themselves and 22nd placed Wigan Athletic.

McCormack scored 28 league goals for Leeds last season, but has not had the same effect since his big summer move from Leeds, netting 12 so far.

With dreams of promotion when he signed, he is instead battling relegation to League One, and the game against Leeds was a chance for him to show what he can do against his old side, and if Fulham suffer heartbreak this season, he may not get the opportunity in 2015/16.

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