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McDermott delighted to win again

17 April 2013

Leeds manager Brian McDermott does not want the season to end after steering his new club to a second vital npower Championship win in the space of four days.

The former Reading boss replaced Neil Warnock last Friday in time to take charge of Saturday's derby win over Sheffield Wednesday and this game saw Leeds play with a freedom seldom seen at Elland Road this season in a 1-0 victory over Burnley.

Rudy Austin struck his first goal since September, sweeping the ball home first time following a perfectly-weighted ball over the top from El-Hadji Diouf in the 62nd minute.

The Jamaica international's fine finish was scant reward for some of the passing football Leeds served up, with Saturday's two-goal hero Luke Varney going close on three occasions - one header hit the crossbar - in the first half.

"We're pleased," the 52-year-old said after Leeds had climbed to within six points of the play-offs and seven above the bottom three.

"We controlled possession really. We needed to get a goal in the first half, but we didn't. We had a few opportunities and once we got the goal - the goal I thought was excellent, a really good bit of skill by Dioufy and that was a really good finish.

"I've come here to enjoy myself, the staff want to enjoy themselves and I want the players and the fans to enjoy themselves, that's what life's about.

"I've told the players, I have no fear about a game of football and I want them to have the same philosophy."

Burnley were not completely overrun, but were restricted to several half-chances in the absence of leading goalscorer Charlie Austin.

"They were the better side," said manager Sean Dyche. "Apart from a little rally at the end, they were better. They showed their experience and that's interesting because the same group of players weren't playing like that two weeks ago because I saw them."

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