McDERMOTT LEFT SINGING IN THE RAIN
WHAT a difference a goal makes.
For 25 minutes, Ipswich proved Mick McCarthy’s pre-season assertion that his team could be in the play-off shake-up come May while Leeds looked very much a work-inprogress.
Then a fortuitous equaliser, as Luke Varney cancelled out David McGoldrick’s fine strike, changed everything.
From then on, Leeds grew into the match, eventually deserving the win.
Their start to the season might have included tough away days at Reading and QPR but the league table now reads played four, lost three, for McCarthy’s men.
As for Leeds, Brian McDermott will continue to push that ‘work-in-progress’ mantra but he was rightly proud.
Both sides are led by men who know how to get out of this most unforgiving of leagues.
But it was McDermott who was left singing in the Suffolk rain.
IN DEMAND: Ross McCormack celebrates scoring his side’s second goal