Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One to Watch - Ross McCormack

One to Watch - Ross McCormack

Name: Ross McCormack

Date of Birth: 18/8/1986

Nationality: Scotland

Former Clubs: Rangers, Doncaster Rovers, Motherwell, Cardiff

League Appearances (Goals): 254 (70)

International Appearances (Goals): 8 (2)

Stat of the Day: Ross McCormack has scored seven goals in his last eleven League Cup appearances

Player Profile: A wealth of players have attempted, and superbly failed, in crossing the Scottish border and plying their trade in the English leagues. Whilst the likes of Kris Boyd, Stephen McManus and Kevin Thomson forgot the Scottish League is about as noteworthy as the Huddersfield and District Works Combination Football League, a few, Ross McCormack in particular, have managed to fashion a reputation that has seen them become an integral part of the English Championship. Whilst not too good for this division, the Scot is arguably one of the better players in the league and it is not too hard to see why McCormack has been the subject of another irritating football transfer saga this summer. Fortunately for Leeds, they now appear unencumbered by financial considerations and look to have fended off approaches from Blackpool and more notably Middlesbrough and their recurring desire to cultivate their Scottish contingent.

Despite a slow start to his Leeds career, McCormack has become the leading light at Elland Road and under new manager McDermott has already nearly surpassed his goals tally for the whole of last year. Leeds have lacked a creative spark in recent years and the frontman seems to have been the one to drive them forward, occupying a number of positions across the frontline. He finished second, only behind Blackpool`s Tom Ince, in the Championship`s assists charts last season, and the former Cardiff`s 'busy and enthusiastic` approach has seen him become a firm fans` favourite at Elland Road. McCormack has reiterated his desire to stay at Leeds for the foreseeable future and with McDermott`s new look side showing all the right signs early on, the striker could be the one to drive Leeds forward in their return to the Premier League.

Player History:

Ross McCormack was born in Glasgow and started his career at Rangers, joining the club in 2002. He made his first appearance for his side in 2004 at the age of just 17 and went on to score his first goal for the club in the final match of the 2003/2004 season against Dunfermline Athletic. He scored in the Champions League against Porto in 2005 in a 1-1 draw but ultimately failed to make his mark at Ibrox and was sent out on loan to League One side Doncaster Rovers in 2006 to gain first team experience.

He scored five times for Doncaster in 19 league appearances, the pick of them coming against Hartlepool United which kept Doncaster`s play-off hopes alive. He returned to Rangers but was told he didn`t feature in new manager Paul Le Guen`s plans and was released. He joined Motherwell in 2007 but a series of injuries hampered the start of his Fir Park career. He returned to fitness the following season and managed to score 10 times in 48 appearances for the club.

In June 2008 he joined Championship side Cardiff on a free transfer and went on to score four goals in his first five appearances for his new side. He finished with 23 goals in all competitions in his first season with The Bluebirds and was the subject of rejected bids from Hull City and Portsmouth at the beginning of the 2009/2010 campaign. He spent the following two seasons at the Cardiff City Stadium finishing with 25 league goals in 74 appearances, but the arrivals of Craig Bellamy and Andy Keogh with Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd already ahead of the striker, saw him fall further down the pecking order.

In August 2010 McCormack completed a move to Leeds United on a three-year-contract for an undisclosed fee. His first season at Elland Road was a frustrating one as he only started six games and had to wait for his first goal in April in a 1-0 win over Burnley. The following season saw McCormack finish at the club`s top goalscorer with 19 goals but last season proved to be another frustrating campaign for the Scottish International, as he managed just five goals under the guidance of Neil Warnock. He already has 28 league goals in 102 appearances for Leeds and will be hoping to add to that tally for the remainder of this season.

Follow me on twitter @harrod11



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:danielqpr
Date:Friday August 30 2013
Time: 6:13PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial

The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

Premier League 2 Ends B Team Talk

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season, and he's also spoken about how it should end...

New Behaviour Rules For Referees In 2016/17

Well it has been a summer of change for the Premier League and English Football League...

Northampton Town 1-1 QPR

El-Khayati strike cancelled out by late Revell volley

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Bristol City
Suggested By:
Ingram11%
Onuoha1%
Hall2%
Hill11%
Kpekawa1%
Gladwin1%
Henry16%
Faurlin51%
El-Khayati0%
Chery2%
Washington2%
Hoilett0%
Petrasso1%
Polter1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)