Ross McCormackRoss McCormack has told Yorkshire Radio that the long-ball tactics favoured by Neil Warnock didn’t suit Leeds United.

The Scottish striker was seen shouting obscenities at his now former manager after scoring Leeds’ only goal in a 2-1 loss to Derby County on Monday and admits the pair had a difficult relationship.

After netting 19 goals last season, McCormack fell victim to Warnock’s change in style.

The direct approach Warnock implemented favoured more physically commanding strikers such as Luke Varney and previously, Luciano Becchio. McCormack meanwhile fell down the pecking order, making just 21 appearances this season, many of which saw him played out-of-position.

McCormack also believes the Leeds United team is no better now than it was 12 months ago, countering Warnock’s claims that The Whites are in a better position than he found them.

Elsewhere, Neil Redfearn has ruled himself out of the running for next Leeds United manager. The caretaker manager said he was happy to help out on a temporary basis but would prefer that the owners appoint a new manager “sooner, rather than later”.