‘Rosscodinho’ - Former Leeds United forward Matt Smith has a new nickname for Fulham teammate Ross McCormack

Former Leeds United and Rangers attacker Ross McCormack scored a hat-trick for Fulham against Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday.

Fulham forward Matt Smith has taken to social networking site Twitter to revel in his side’s thrilling win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The Cottagers made it two wins out of two in the Championship when they got the better of promotion-chasing Middlesbrough 4-3 at home.

In what proved to be a see-saw encounter at Craven Cottage, Fulham went 3-1 up midway through the second half, thanks to a headed effort from Michael Turner and former Rangers star Ross McCormack’s two penalties.

However, 10-man Middlesbrough rallied thereafter, with Daniel Ayala and Kike finding the target to make it 3-3 on 88 minutes.

However, with Boro goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos pushing upfield in the final seconds of the game, former Leeds attacker McCormack scored at the other end.

It proved to be the final goal of the encounter and saw Fulham win it 4-3, leading former Leeds forward Smith to sing his teammate’s praises on Twitter.

Fulham are now 17th in the Championship table with 52 points from 45 matches, three points and two points behind Leeds.

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