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Leeds United push to put bite on Wolves
11:15am Friday 17th August 2012 in Leeds United
A power-packed start to the new npower Championship season awaits Leeds United tomorrow.
The Whites get their campaign underway with a visit to Elland Road of Wolves, still smarting at their relegation from the Premier League last May.
It’s a clash that should herald the start of a momentous season for Leeds for whom manager Neil Warnock will have his first full season at the helm of a club which has undergone a massive overhaul during the summer.
The latest of Warnock’s bargain buys to sign in at Elland Road is former Liverpool, Blackburn, Bolton and Doncaster bad boy El Hadji Diouf, once famously termed “a sewer rat” by the Leeds boss during an altercation between his former club QPR and the Senegal international’s stint at Blackburn. But now Diouf is tasked with sniffing out goals for the men in white.
Already up to that mission is hit-man Ross McCormack, last season’s top scorer.
After netting from the penalty spot in Leeds’ 4-0 Capital One Cup first round win over Shrewsbury, McCormack returned from midweek international duty with another goal to his name.
The United marksman scored in Scotland’s 3-1 friendly win over Australia at Hampden Park, where he had been recalled to the international squad after a year’s absence.