COMMENT by Amir Mir
Football Insider names the biggest disappointment for Aston Villa in 2016
There is no doubt that Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack has been the club’s biggest disappointment in 2016.
The 30-year-old made a £12 million transfer from Fulham during the summer, but the Scotsman has not been able to live up to his price tag.
He joined the Midlands club with a wealth of experience and goals in the Championship. But within five months the goodwill generated by his arrival has been wiped out.
McCormack has scored two goals in 16 appearances in all competitions this season, last finding the back of the net against Nottingham Forest in September.
Compare that with last term, where he hit 21 goals in 45 Championship games for Fulham, including providing ten assists.
Overall, he has scored 118 goals in 321 games in the second-tier which has seen him become one of the most dangerous players in the division.
But that danger has not been proven during this campaign as he has looked out of shape and languid in attack.
The simple solution for McCormack would be to leave in January as manager Steve Bruce already has a plethora of attackers at the club.
Despite joining the club with high expectations, McCormack has been a disappointment. He was supposed to be the driving force in their promotion push, but in truth he has been stuck in reverse ever since he arrived at Villa Park.
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