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Lewis Cook discusses McCormack, says Lewie Coyle was real man-of-the-match against Fulham

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Lewis Cook joked that he can learn something from ex-Leeds striker Ross McCormack.

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he felt defender Lewie Coyle was the real man-of-the-match against Fulham.

Cook, 19, scored just his second goal in all competitions this season with a stunning strike against Fulham, beating former Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from long range to cancel out Tom Cairney's opener in a 1-1 draw.

The midfielder was not only joined in the Leeds side by fellow academy graduates Charlie Taylor and Alex Mowatt - two first-team regulars - but also another homegrown player in defender Lewie Coyle.

The 20-year-old had made just two first-team appearances for Leeds; a substitute appearance against Nottingham Forest in November and a start in the FA Cup against Rotherham United last month, before being thrown in for his full Championship debut against Fulham.

Coyle started the game at right back and impressed throughout, drawing praise from manager Steve Evans as well as Leeds fans after the final whistle - and now Cook has joined in with the praise.

Cook has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Coyle should have been man of the match rather than himself, having been rewarded for his wondergoal.

Cook was also asked about the return to Elland Road for former Leeds striker Ross McCormack, who lined up for Fulham - and joked that he can learn something from the Scot in terms of scoring goals, before praising the performances of defenders Liam Cooper and Sol Bamba.

"Maybe I can learn a few things from him," said Cook. "It was a better performance from the team and defensively sound. Coops (Liam Cooper) and Sol Bamba were back together and really good. I thought Coyle should have been the man-of-the-match. If I hadn’t scored like that, he would have been there."

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