Would sacking Heckingbottom have disastrous consequences for Leeds after latest McBurnie rumour?

Leeds Manager Paul Heckingbottom looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

The on-loan Barnsley striker is said to fancy a move to Leeds United ahead of several other clubs this summer.

Leeds Manager Paul Heckingbottom looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United's visit of Barnsley this weekend could be Paul Heckingbottom's last in charge of the Whites, according to some people at least.

Heckingbottom has only won two of his 13 games in charge of Leeds, the club for which he left Barnsley at the start February.

But would the sword used to end his reign be a double-edged one, after Tuesday's reports about Oli McBurnie?

Oli McBurnie is seen during a training session prior to the International Friendly match between Scotland and Costa Rica at  Orium Sports Centr on March 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to the Sun, McBurnie fancies a move to Leeds this summer, ahead of several other clubs including Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

And - if true - the chances are that the presence of Heckingbottom is one of the main reasons behind that stance, as well as the Whites being his hometown club.

It was, after all, Heckingbottom who brought McBurnie to Barnsley shortly before his departure, after a long-running pursuit which would have ended five months earlier had the correct paperwork been signed.

A general view of Oakwell stadium during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

Eight goals in 13 games later, there should be no shortage of Championship bosses competing for the Scotland Under-21 striker.

And losing theirs could significantly dent Leeds' hopes of seeing off the rest.

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