McDermott enjoying home comforts

Last Updated: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:29

Brian McDermott saluted another supportive Elland Road crowd after Leeds bounced back to secure their sixth home league win.

Leeds lost at Blackburn last weekend following three straight victories, but Ross McCormack's double on Wednesday night secured a 2-0 win and lifted them back to within touching distance of the top six.

"We got a lot of help from the crowd," said McDermott. "I think they sensed after about 60-plus minutes that we were under the cosh a little bit.

"We didn't have the ball too much and they saw us through really and helped us and we needed that.

"The most important thing is staying in games. You don't have to chase things. Obviously scoring the first goal was important and we were disappointed to lose the game on Saturday at Blackburn.

"We didn't think we should have lost that, but we learned from that and all we do now is look at our next game against Watford.

"I've said we need that camaraderie between the fans, the players and staff, everybody going in the same direction and they helped us get over the line, they picked up on the fact we couldn't get on the ball.

"They started to really get behind the players and that was really appreciated. They saw us over the line."

Attendances have steadily risen at Elland Road this season in tandem with the club's progress under McDermott.

Wednesday's success was Leeds' fifth successive home league win, with the last three being watched by crowds of over 25,000.

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