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McDermott - I want to create an exciting team

McDermott - I want to create an exciting team

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott says he is looking to build a side that will be exciting to watch.

The former Reading boss, who arrived at Leeds in April, steering the side away from the relegation zone, wants fans returning to Elland Road and enjoying what they see.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, McDermott said, "We are going to try and create a team that is exciting to watch, one that people want to come to Elland Road and watch.

"We are trying to build a football club as strong as we possibly can so time will tell as far as players coming in."


McDermott saw his squad return for pre-season training on Thursday with just the one addition so far this summer with striker Matt Smith signing from Oldham Athletic.

The Leeds boss will be hoping to replicate the success he had in the championship with his former club.

McDermott led Reading to the Premier League in 2012 with a superb second half of the season run. The royals took 67 points from a possible 81 between November and April as the side who the championship table. The championship success came one season after his side suffered the heartbreak of a play-off final defeat at the hands of Swansea City.

On his arrival at Leeds, McDermott led the side to three wins from their final five games to finish fourteenth in the division and pull away from the relegation zone.

Despite only being at Leeds for a short time, his footballing philosophy was evident with the players being encouraged to play the ball to feet and not the 'hoofball` tactics Leeds fans had to endure under previous boss Neil Warnock.

Leeds finished the season as party poopers, stopping Watford winning promotion to the Premier League on the final day with a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.

The signs look good under McDermott; I just hope he can muster the funds to bring in the players we need to make a sustained challenge at the top end of the championship.



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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Saturday June 29 2013
Time: 9:00AM

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