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last updated Friday 12th December 2014, 3:16 PM


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Fulham striker Ross McCormack returns for the first time tomorrow to the club he left for £11m in the summer knowing he will get stick from 25,000 Leeds fans.

But his boss reckons the louder they boo him - the better it will be for the Scotland international.

It's when players go back to their former roots in front of a League Two 1,500 souls where nerves can affect performance, according to Kit Symons.

"You never know how a player will react in these situations," said the boss. "Some people can channel it to their benefit, and from what I know of him, Ross is one of those.

"It's a funny one in a big crowd, where there's so much noise you can't really make out what's been said.

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"It's when it's one man and his dog you can hear every word. When it's a big crowd it's just noise and atmosphere - and easier to block out.

"Going back to your old club, he'll be looking forward to it. It's a proper old football ground with vociferous fans, but ours have been great, and we need to make sure we give them something to sing about."

The manager had to suffer a first major setback last week when Watford knocked the Cottage door down with a 5-0 win.

And although the squad were in for light training 24 hours later, the crash back to earth came with the torture of sitting the players down to watch the DVD of the disaster.

Symons said: "We went through the DVD as part of the debrief, and they know they need to start better. What doesn't kill you will make you stronger, but it's not one I'll be showing my grandchildren."






















Source Paul Warburton at GetWestLondon

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