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McDermott to mark Leeds ‘return’ with commanding win over Yeovil

| 07.02.2014

With the news that Italian Massimo Cellino has exchanged contracts with Leeds’ current owners GFH ahead of a proposed takeover, only time will tell how long Brian McDermott’s second stint as Leeds manager will last.

The takeover is still subject to Football League ratification, but for the trip to Yeovil at least it appears the reinstated McDermott will be in charge of the Whites.

Judging by the way McDermott’s Leeds players reacted to the news of his supposed sacking just a week prior, in thrashing Huddersfield 5-1, the off-pitch debacle looks to have galvanised them on it.

For this reason alone the 11/8 being offered by Ladbrokes for McDermott to announce his return with a win looks particularly generous.

That’s before you consider the woeful form of their rock-bottom hosts Yeovil, who are even too short of value to back at 2/1.

The Glovers have the worst home record in the division losing eight times at Huish Park, while only recoding two wins there all season.

Providing their Somerset digs have not been submerged by the time Leeds arrive for this early Saturday kick-off, their drenched fans will be in for another torrid afternoon.

Leeds’ skipper Ross McCormack can provide yet more inspiration after his hat-trick sunk the Terriers to take his hugely impressive tally to 22 in all comps for the current campaign.

McCormack is a fine pick at 7/2 to land the first blow, while the 13/8 on the Scot to notch as part of an away win is a cheeky little number not to be ignored either.

Meanwhile, given Yeovil have shipped six in their last two league games, taking the 6/4 on Leeds registering 2/3 more should be napped also.

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Christian Crowther

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