Reluctant McCormack accepts he may have to leave Leeds United

Ross McCormack accepts that Leeds United may decide to cash in on him.

The Scotland international has been courted by Middlesbrough for much of the summer, with the Riverside Stadium club having failed with two bids for his signature. It remains to be seen if Tony Mowbray will return with a further improved offer, after their latest £1.3million package was rejected by their Championship rivals.

From McCormack’s point of view, he has made it clear that he would prefer to remain at Elland Road having made over 100 league appearances for the Whites since his arrival in 2010. However, the Scotland international, who cost around £350,000 when he signed from Cardiff City, admits the decision may be taken out of his hands.

“If I’m going to go it’s not going to be my decision,” he said. “Not once have I asked for a transfer and I won’t force through a move. But if there’s an issue with the club and they need me to move on for money, sometimes in life you do things that you don’t want to do. But as I’ve said numerous times, I’m firmly happy here.”

McCormack showed his value to the Whites again at the weekend, when his goal earned Brian McDermott’s side a home point against Sheffield Wednesday. This ensured the 1992 league champions remain unbeaten in the Championship this season, having now drawn two and won the other of their opening three matches.

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