Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce must end the shut-out of Villans hitman Ross McCormack ahead of the play offs in order to boost the club’s chances of gaining promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham look like they will be Villa’s main threat going into the play offs, with their free-scoring stylish play meaning they have rocketed to third spot behind Cardiff City.
After it emerged via Sky Sports that the 31-year-old Scot was set for a massive £1million increase for the Claret and Blues despite not playing a single minute of football for the club this season, McCormack’s form whilst on loan in the Australian A-League where he totalled 14 goals in 17 games, shows the forward still has what it takes.
Therefore Bruce must end this feud which commenced after a bust-up between the pair last season by handing the player an opportunity to show he is worthy of a huge pay-hike and firing the club into the top-flight.
Lewis Grabban has earned the right to be the main man in the running for a place in the starting XI after his goal glut but as a quality backup option McCormack offers a great alternative and will undoubtedly be raring to make the most of a rare outing.
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