Aston Villa striker McCormack heading Down Under

Date published: Friday 29th September 2017 10:12

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Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack has agreed a loan move to A-League side Melbourne City, subject to a medical.

The 31-year-old joined Villa from Fulham for around £12million in the summer of 2016 but scored just three times in 24 appearances.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest following a falling out with Villa boss Steve Bruce.

Melbourne City head coach Warren Joyce told his club’s official website: “Having seen Ross’ performances, we believe he can provide an avenue and a strong attacking option for us.

“I’m sure the fans will be excited by Ross’ potential and we hope to get him right and available as soon as possible.”

McCormack, capped 13 times by Scotland, will join the Australian club as an injury replacement for Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli.

“I’m here to do a job for the team, support my team-mates, work hard for the manager and represent the club in the right manner,” he said.

“Hopefully I can show the fans what I can offer the team and I’m very excited about being able to represent this city and its fans at a great club.”

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