Brian McDermott certainly won’t be disappointed with the goalscoring efforts of Ross McCormack this season; the Scotland international has netted 21 times in 27 appearances, a rich vein of form which has seen the 27 year-old claim the captain’s armband.
But barring the Leeds skipper and youngster Matt Smith, who has seven in 22 Championship outings, the rest of the Whites’ strikeforce have found just two goals between them.
One loan remedy could be Hull City’s Matty Fryatt. The 27 year-old found four goals in nine appearances during a short stay with rivals Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the season, and upon returning to his parent club in January was expected to be moved on.
But the former England U21’s departure never happened, and he’s now at the foot of the pecking order at the KC stadium, some way behind winter signings Nikita Jelavic and Shane Long.
With his Tigers career dead in the water, the former Walsall and Leciester Striker, who recorded 16 goals in his last full second tier campaign, is currently in transfer limbo and would be interested in an Elland Road switch. It could pave the way for a permanent deal, or at least allow Fryatt to showcase his abilities to other long-term suitors.
Tried and tested at Championship level, the Hull misfit would bring great depth to the Whites’ forward cast.