Off the field, it has been a nightmare season for the Yorkshire club but, on the field, it has been a sensational one for leading scorer Ross who was made club captain in January.
He has become a talismanic figure at Leeds and his goalscoring exploits have made him an Elland Road hero; a lauded position he hopes to cement by leading United back to the Premier League.
The first Leeds player to score four away goals in a match for 87 years, he already has a place in club history...and 28-goal haul to show for his efforts.
The 27-year-old, who joined from Cardiff in 2010, was the Championship's leading goalscorer despite his side struggling in the bottom half of the table for the last few months of the season.
McCormack signed a new contract last summer to keep him at Elland Road until 2017, but he has been the subject of interest from a host of top flight clubs since, with West Ham and Cardiff both said to have been chasing him in the January transfer window.
However, the Scotland international believes something special is about to happen at Elland Road, and he wants to play a leading role in restoring former glories to this famous club.
"There's no point in me saying that I don't want to play in the Premier League, because I do. I want to play there as soon as possible, but in my head there's a lot to take into consideration," he told the media recently."I think about the feeling of being at Elland Road on the last day of the season, winning promotion and being captain. That would surpass just playing in the Premier League for any old club, and I don't say that lightly. "I've had something quite special here, something I've never really had before. I'm comfortable and happy and that comes from knowing you've got a manager in place who believes in you."