McCormack behind Redfearn
Striker would be happy to see caretaker boss take over full-time
Last Updated: February 6, 2012 2:05pm
Ross McCormack: Would be delighted to see Redfearn stay in charge at Elland Road
Leeds United striker Ross McCormack has declared his support for Neil Redfearn as the search for a new manager at Elland Road continues.
Redfearn took over the reins at Leeds last Wednesday as caretaker manager after Simon Grayson was sacked by owner Ken Bates.
Scotland international McCormack scored the second of three goals as Leeds cruised past Bristol City on Saturday to give Redfearn his first win in charge.
However, despite being stunned by the departure of former boss Grayson, McCormack believes that Redfearn has the ability to take the position full-time.
"It was a shock what happened but we hadn't been playing well," he said in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"Redders has come in and given the place a lift. He hasn't changed much, apart from him giving people confidence to express themselves.
"The players would support whoever gets the job. But I played under Redders a lot last year for the reserves and he has the qualities."
The victory against Bristol City was only the fourth in 10 outings for the Whites and, although Redfearn may not have the highest profile, McCormack believes he could be the right man for the job.
"He isn't maybe a big name but I am a big believer in that not mattering," he added.
"How do you get that experience without playing? It is the same with a manager. You have to be thrown in at the deep end.
"If he gets the job, I will be delighted for him. If we go and win six in a row then I am sure Neil will get the job."
McCormack, who netted his 17th goal for the club at the weekend, insists that evidence of Redfearn's impact is already clear to see and believes the caretaker manager has the dressing room behind him.
"I think you could see against Bristol when Darren O'Dea and Tom Lees were willing to take the ball at centre-half that he has already given them that confidence," he said.
"People might say, 'Oh it was easy because of the red cards'. But even when it was 11 versus 11, I thought Daz and Tom both looked confident.
"The lads all think he is a great guy. We know him from the club and they have liked the confidence he has given us."