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Scotland striker McCormack: It's up to me to write new Leeds history

Ross McCormack says it is now up to he and his Leeds United teammates to re-write the club's history.

The Scotland striker is the skipper of the Elland Road club, a role he has in common with current national team manager Gordon Strachan, who captained the Whites to the second division title in 1989/90 and the first division premiership in 1991/92.

McCormack, who is hoping to win his 11th Scottish cap against Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday night, knows he is in a privileged position at Leeds and says the playing group is working hard to bring new success to Yorkshire.

"It's a big job for me, one I've been working towards for the last few years," the 27-year old told the Daily Record.

"I'm ready for it. I've matured a lot as a person and I'm really enjoying it.

"I know Leeds have had a few Scottish captains but I don't look too much to that because you can get lost in the history of the club.

"There's so much good history but it's all about the present and the future.

"There are a lot of old pictures of previous teams and captains. Gordon is a legend down there for what he did for the club and rightly so.

"However, it's up to myself and the rest of the boys to become the pictures on the wall for the next generation. That's what drives us on.

"As captain, I enjoy the responsibility.

"Even when I didn't have the armband, I was doing a lot outwith the club so it has been an easy transition.

"On a match day there's a bit more focus on me now as skipper but it's something I'm enjoying."

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