Date:Monday January 28 2013
Leeds United striker Ross McCormack says he wants the chance to show he can play the striker role for boss Neil Warnock.
McCormack has been frustrated since the arrival of Warnock last February, being used mainly in a wide role and he has struggled to get back into the side on a regular basis since returning from injury in November. "It has been frustrating for one reason or another. I have said since day one, since I came to the club, I am a striker and that is where I want to play.
"Hopefully after the performance against Spurs, I have given the gaffer a bit of food for thought and I can play in that role," McCormack told LUTV.
McCormack started his third game in a row on Sunday in the win over Tottenham Hotspur for the first time since August and it was also the third game in a row in which he has scored, the first time he has achieved the feat in almost twelve months.
With leading goalscorer Luciano Becchio left out of the squad on Sunday after handing in a transfer request last week, McCormack now wants to prove to Warnock that he is the man to play in the main attacking role.
"When Luciano was playing well and scoring it was hard to get a game upfront but after what`s happened and the circumstances, maybe I will now get a chance and a decent run upfront.
"If I play upfront I am expected to score goals. When Luciano is in the team, I change my game completely for the good of him to try to create more than I would like to. I am a striker, I am paid to score goals, and if I play upfront that is my priority."
Next up for McCormack is a game against Cardiff City, which will fill him with mixed emotions. McCormack enjoyed two seasons with the South Wales club before joining Leeds in the summer of 2010 but it was against Cardiff earlier this season that he was carried off inside five minutes with a chipped bone in his ankle, which saw him ruled out for two months.
McCormack`s goal against Tottenham on Sunday was only his fifth of the season and he will now aim to close in on the eighteen he scored last season that saw him finish the season as top scorer at the club.
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