By Amir Mir
Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has questioned whether Ross McCormack is the answer to the club’s goals problem.
The Midlands club were widely praised for securing McCormack from Fulham last week in a £12million deal, given his proven scoring record in the Championship.
But Yorke was unimpressed with what he saw in Villa’s 1-0 defeat to to Sheffield Wednesday in the opening weekend of the Championship season.
Villa lost out to a late Fernando Forestieri goal following a mistake from goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini even though they had dominated much of the second half at Hillsborough.
McCormack started the game but went off with 13 minutes left after missing a one-on-one opportunity.
Yorke feels the club need to be more aggressive in the transfer market after signing just four players so far this summer following their wretched Premier League campaign.
“They’re not making too much noise, although they obviously went out and spent a lot of money on a striker (McCormack),” Yorke told talkSPORT.
“Whether he can be the solution I’m not sure. I think that for a team that has just been relegated, they need to make more noise and show their intent. I’d like to see a little bit more aggressiveness.”
Yorke played 232 times for the Midlands club, scoring 72 goals, before making a mega £16.3 million switch to Manchester United in 1998.
Following relegation last season, Villa were purchased by Chinese Tycoon Tony Xia in June for a reported fee of £75 million.
Since his arrival the club have spent £24 million on transfers with defender Tommy Elphick, midfielder Aaron Tshibola, and goalkeeper Gollini all signing long-term contracts ahead of the club’s most expensive signing so far this summer in McCormack.
In other Aston Villa team news, the club have told their longest-serving player he has not future at the club.