'A disaster' - Ross McCormack delivers brutally honest assessment of Aston Villa spell

By Danny Wright

Ross McCormack has admitted that his spell at Aston Villa has been a disaster after he recently secured a short-term loan move to Australian A-League side Melbourne City.

McCormack, 31, was snapped up by the Villains last summer but after a bout of poor form and a fall out with manager Steve Bruce after he failed to turn up to training, the Scot was shipped out on loan to Nottingham Forest.

Things didn’t exactly improve at the City Ground as he once again found himself on the fringes of the Reds squad as they battled for survival.

Once he returned to Aston Villa for this season, Bruce hardly used the striker, with him not featuring at all in the Championship after no move materialised for him in the summer.

However Australian side Melbourne were willing to take him on loan to end his nightmarish spell at Villa Park, albeit temporarily, and McCormack believes that may give him the chance to spark his career back to life.

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“It’s been a disaster,” McCormack said, as quoted by Fox Sports Australia.

“There’s no two ways about it. I scored four goals and played something like 25 games.

“If you look at the five years before that I was averaging over 50 games a season and probably over 20 goals.

“I think most players have a dip in their careers, hopefully that was mine.”

The former Leeds and Fulham forward will be able to make his debut for Melbourne on Friday when they play Brisbane Roar in the A-League.

He has not scored a goal in a competitive setting since early March when he scored his one and only strike for Forest in a 3-2 loss to Brentford.

In other Aston Villa news, Simon Jordan has taken a swipe at McCormack after his exit was announced.

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