By Will Butcher
Aston Villa fans have slated £12million signing Ross McCormack on Twitter after he appeared to look unfit during his substitute display against Wigan.
McCormack, 30, was given half an hour by manager Steve Bruce as Villa went in search of a winner before Jack Grealish finally broke the deadlock in the 88th minute to win 1-0.
Former Leeds attacker McCormack has endured a tough time in the Midlands after moving from Fulham in the summer, with reports claiming that he could be sold in January.
With the likes of Jonathan Kodjia, Jordan Ayew and Jack Grealish ahead of him in the pecking order, McCormack is finding it tough to gain a regular starting berth in Bruce’s side.
Aston Villa fans reacted on Twitter to McCormack’s performance against Wigan, with many angry at the physical state of their summer signing.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
A lot has been said about Gabby and his fitness can someone explain Ross McCormack fitness, he looks huge! #avfc
— Victor (@vicramsey85) December 10, 2016
McCormack is massive. Disgracefully unfit for someone paid loads to be an athlete. #AVFC
— AVFC Transtweet 跨鸣叫 (@AVFCTransTweet) December 10, 2016
McCormack needs to go on gabby's fitness regime #tubby
— Rick (@Rick_avfc) December 10, 2016
Mccormack you chubster get out the way will ya #avfc
— MEG (@foxymeg_) December 10, 2016
McCormack fat, Ayew lazy, Gestede slow, but Jack Grealish is the way to go! Well done son! ⚽️????
— AVillaFan (@AVillaFan11) December 10, 2016
In his 15 league and cup appearances for the Midlands giants this season, McCormack has netted just twice as well as picking up five yellow cards.
McCormack, who has also played for Rangers and Fulham, could be on his way out of Villa Park in the summer as the fans begin to turn on him and Bruce looks to trim his attacking options.
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