Leeds United: Hotshot McCormack nets YEP gong

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Leeds United striker Ross McCormack reaped the reward of a 19-goal season by claiming the Yorkshire Evening Post’s player of the year accolade.

The Scotland international was the overwhelming winner of the Jackson Trophies-sponsored prize for 2011-12, polling more than 60 per cent of votes cast by YEP readers.

McCormack beat club captain Robert Snodgrass into second place and received his trophy on the pitch at Elland Road ahead of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.


The forward shone in an otherwise disappointing campaign for the club, falling one goal short of the 20 mark and finishing as United’s top scorer.

McCormack said: “Personally it’s been a good season for me.

“I’m disappointed not to get to 20 goals but 19 is still a good mark. I’ve got to be happy with that.

“I didn’t have the best of times here last season so to get off to a good start and keep it going was really pleasing.”

Snodgrass was named as the players’ player of the year and supporters’ player of the year at the club’s official awards ceremony on Saturday night, with defender Tom Lees landing the young player of the year prize.