Neil Warnock has revealed Ross McCormack will be out for the next 6-8 weeks.

The Scottish international injured his ankle and was stretchered off the pitch during Leeds United’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday, leaving Neil Warnock with real problems in attack.

Speaking after tonight’s 2-3 defeat at home to Hull City, Warnock also said that there’s a possibility McCormack will need an operation on his ankle this Friday but hastened to add that it won’t effect his recovery time.

Things went from bad to worse tonight for Neil Warnock as Luciano Becchio was taken off injured midway through the second half.

The Argentinian striker was replaced by impressive looking youngster Dominic Poleon who Neil Warnock was quick to praise in his post-match interview.

The Leeds United manager has made no secret of his desire to use the loan market for reinforcements, but concedes it’s very late in the game and the best players will have been snapped up already. The finances available to Neil Warnock may also hinder his chances of finding suitable cover.

Neil Warnock’s post match interview

  • Bluesmant

    Haven’t we been here before? Oh, yes it was last season and the season before, but wasn’t it a different manager then, oh yes, it was Grayson. So what has changed. Well we have another very good manager, but no investment in the squad. Oh well, look forward to next season! Ticket prices should be higher than all the premiership clubs by then, so we may be able to afford one or two journeymen to complement the squaD!

    • Matthew

      Bingo, we are where we are because of Ken Bates asset stripping this Football club, and not investing the money in the squad. Had we had a decent bench tonight packed with quality ready for Warnock to make a triple substitution when we went 1-2 down, we probably would of won the game.

  • EYLEEDS

    Notice that the attendance dipped below 20k tonight. We should be getting 30k+ for a Yorkshire Derby.

    10,000 extra fans is one hell of an income stream that Bates has lost. The stubborn git just won’t go without bleeding us dry that little bit longer.

    • TSS

      I have an article on falling attendances scheduled for tomorrow. The drop in attendance for Elland Road fixtures v Hull over the last three seasons is alarming (all Tuesday night games too)

      • EYLEEDS

        Will await it with interest. I was just thinking how much that lost revenue could improve the squad.

        • Matthew

          Moot point as Ken Bates doesn’t believe in investing in the squad.