Neil Warnock is eyeing up Kenwyne Jones as a replacement for Ross McCormack according to The Mirror

McCormack faces several weeks on the sidelines following an ankle injury sustained in Leeds United’s 2-1 defeat to Cardiff at the weekend and Neil Warnock is under no illusions as to how big the loss is;

“Ross is going to be out for a while and that is a big, big blow for us. We could probably get away without anyone but him, especially after the start to the season he has had. He is a major, major player for us.”

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Neil Warnock went on to add that he’s hoping to secure cover by the weekend and The Mirror believe that Kenwyne Jones is top of his most wanted list.

Following the acquisition of Michael Owen, it’s believed Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is willing to let Jones go out on loan, but Leeds United will no doubt face stiff competition and the decision will most likely be dictated by who can contribute the highest percentage of his wages.

The 27 year old Trinidad & Tobago international joined Stoke City in 2010 for a club record fee of £8m. Since then he’s made 78 appearances, scoring 19 goals. So far this season, Jones has made only one appearance, getting his name on the scoresheet in a 4-3 League Cup defeat to Swindon Town.