By Will Butcher
Aston Villa fans were disappointed on Twitter with Ross McCormack as Villa won 2-1 against Championship strugglers Blackburn.
Steve Bruce’s side picked up three points against struggling Blackburn thanks to a superb brace from Ivory Coast international Jonathan Kodjia.
McCormack’s blushes were saved by Kodjia, after the former Leeds star missed an array of chances for the Midlands giants in what was just his ninth start of the season.
Villa went 1-0 down to Blackburn, after Southampton loanee Sam Gallagher scored his fourth goal in four games to put Owen Coyle’s side in the lead. But Kodjia saved Villa with his fifth and sixth goals of the season.
McCormack, a £12million summer signing, has been disappointing in a claret and blue shirt this season, scoring just two goals in 13 league and cup encounters.
Aston Villa fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over their number 44’s performance, with many claiming that they overpaid for the Scotland international.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
McCormack does not work
2 in midfield do not work
— dave (@doc3d) November 5, 2016
@JMGray80 Kodja wasted for 30 mins on wing. McCormack non existent and midfield can't keep the ball. Long season
— Simon Froggatt (@SimonFrograt) November 5, 2016
Offside yes. But miss of the season by McCormack there
— charlie cox (@charlie_cox6) November 5, 2016
McCormack has been spared miss of the season there
— TB (@tom9022) November 5, 2016
— Ash (@BoxingBrummie) November 5, 2016
Hope McCormack dies a horrible death
— James Lloyd (@LloydyAVFC) November 5, 2016
Get mccormack off, boring #avfc
— foxy (@meganmaisies) November 5, 2016
Agbonlahor on for McCormack. 68 mins. Loud cheers.
— matt maher (@mjmarr_star) November 5, 2016
McCormack’s performance was summed up as he failed to convert a chance from just one yard, before realising that he was in an offside position.
He was substituted in the 68th minute, as boyhood star Gabby Agbonlahor came on for his second appearance of the season.
Southampton loanee Sam Gallagher continued his fine form in front of goal for Owen Coyle’s side, as his fourth goal in four games was cancelled out by Kodjia’s penalty.
In other Aston Villa news, Steve Bruce has had this to say on the future of Agbonlahor.