Ross McCormack

Striker Ross McCormack has signed for Leeds today

24 year old Scotland international striker Ross McCormack has signed for an undisclosed fee (rumoured to be around £300 000) from Championship side Cardiff City.

McCormack is a proven Championship striker having notched up 33 goals in 88 appearances as well as two in three sub appearances this season.

The deal became public earlier in the week when both clubs released a statement on the deal after McCormack’s agent had spoken to Sky about it. A three year contract has now been agreed with the player and he should go into the squad for Saturday’s game against Watford.

There was some speculation amongst fans that the deal may not go ahead, either because of interest drummed up by the player’s agent or because it was a ploy to get another Cardiff player, Gavin Rae. There were also rumours of a late bid by Hull City that could jeopardise the transfer.

Fans can rest assured that we have now acquired the striker. How he will fit into the side is another question though. With Davide Somma, scoring three goals in two games and Luciano Becchio providing consistent performances, Simon Grayson will have to decide which striker starts in his recently favoured 4-5-1 system or whether to change the system to incorporate two or more of them.

As we approach the end of the transfer window (and the deadline for Premier League 25 man squads) fans may be hopeful of seeing another addition to the squad after Simon Grayson and Ken Bates have talked of adding an extra midfielder. This could mean we see Honduran trialist Ramon Nunez join sooner rather than later as a decision is set to be made this week.