Leeds boss Brian McDermott hopes Ross McCormack can join exclusive 30-club

Ross McCormack

Ross McCormack

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Leeds boss Brian McDermott would love to see Ross McCormack join an elite group of strikers and reach the 30-goal mark this season.

With four games to go, including Saturday's trip to neighbours Barnsley, the Scottish international is on 28, with 27 of them coming in the league.

McDermott said: “It’d be a great achievement. He’s the top scorer in the Championship and to be captain as well…It’s a massive honour.”

Jermaine Beckford is the most recent goalscorer to achieve the feat, scoring scored 31 goals in 2009-10.

Meanwhile, loan winger Jimmy Kebe will miss the Easter programme with a hamstring strain but is set to remain at the club until the end of the season.

Sam Byram is also set to miss out on the Oakwell derby but Rodolph Austin should be fit after missing the last three games.

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