Brian McDermott
McDermott says the takeover should be confirmed soon.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott is hopeful Massimo Cellino's takeover at Elland Road will be ratified in "due course" as normality begins to be resumed at Elland Road.

McDermott steered Leeds to their first win since being reinstated as manager over Yeovil Town after having missed the 5-1 victory over Huddersfield Town after being reportedly sacked in January.

The sacking came amid Cellino's attempted takeover at Leeds but 24 hours after being reportedly removed as manager, McDermott returned and guided the club to a 2-1 win at Huish Park on Saturday to breathe new life into the club's play-off ambitions.

"I'm not swimming in the dark," McDermott maintained. "The only thing I am thinking of is the game against Brighton [on Tuesday] - everything else is out of my hands.

"The ownership of the football club will be sorted out in due course - hopefully sooner rather than later - but I am certainly not swimming in the dark.

"I am obviously speaking to GFH because they are the owners of the football club and that has been their instruction to deal with GFH as in such time there is a new owner.

"Nigel Pearson texted me the other day and he is top of the league. It was about half past two just before his game - so it just shows you what a good guy (he is).

"I have had a lot of support, I really have. It's just been fantastic really."

After a run of seven games without a win, Leeds are now seven points adrift of the top six and travel to play-off chasing Brighton this week looking to further close the gap ahead of the final third of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the Football League are set to rule on Cellino's takeover at Leeds in the coming days with the Italian required to pass the governing body's 'fit and proper' person test before having his ownership ratified.