Oct 20, 2013 at 1.15pm UK at ‚ÄčElland Road
LeedsLeeds United
4-0
BirminghamBirmingham City
McCormack (18'), Austin (33'), Smith (45', 73')
Warnock (57')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Bartley (62')

Brian McDermott praises "excellent" Rodolph Austin

McDermott praises
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Brian McDermott applauds the "excellent" performance of goalscorer Rodolph Austin in Leeds United's 4-0 hammering of Birmingham City at Elland Road.

Brian McDermott has singled out Rodolph Austin for special praise after the midfielder starred in Leeds United's 4-0 thrashing of Birmingham City this afternoon.

The Jamaican international scored the Whites' second goal at Elland Road to open his Championship account for the season and help United to a victory that sees them climb five places to ninth in the table.

Manager McDermott hailed the performance of his whole team, but withdrew Austin to a rapturous reception minutes from time so that the 28-year-old could be applauded for his outstanding display.

"The boys were really good," McDermott told reporters. "The international break came at a good point for us as it gave us a chance to work on things.

"Rudy Austin was excellent, as were all the lads, and I took him off for him to realise how much the Leeds fans appreciated his performance."

Leeds return to Championship action in the Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town next Saturday.

Brian McDermott  gestures during the npower Championship match between Watford and Leeds United at Vicarage Road on May 4, 2013
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