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McCormack waits on contract

Leeds United striker Ross McCormack is waiting to see if new owner Massimo Cellino will offer him a new contract at the end of the season.

McCormack only signed a new four-year deal at Elland Road last August, but he was the subject of interest from Premier League duo Cardiff City and West Ham United in the January transfer window.

Reports suggest the Scotland international will again be a target for top-flight clubs in the summer following Leeds' failure to challenge for promotion from the Championship.

Cellino recently had his takeover of Leeds ratified and McCormack is waiting to learn if he is going to be part of the Italian's long-term plans.

"In terms of my future, I've got a couple of years left on my contract," said McCormack after Saturday's 1-0 win at Barnsley.

"It's up to the new owner if he wants to put a contract in front of me to sign, be part of this new regime and hopefully take the club forward.

"If that's not the case, we'll look at other things."

McCormack's goal at Oakwell was his 28th in the Championship this season and the 27-year-old could become the first Leeds player since John Charles in 1957 to score 30 league goals in a campaign.

He added: "If I get to 30 I want to do it in league goals.

"It's good to be talked of in the same breath as John Charles. Hopefully I can nick another two between now and the end of the season.

"Personally, it's been a great season. It's just unfortunate that collectively we've not been good enough and the table does not lie."