Ross McCormack: Aston Villa forward signs for Melbourne City on loan

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack has had just 66 minutes of action this season

Aston Villa forward Ross McCormack has joined A-League club Melbourne City on loan.

McCormack, 31, joined Villa from Fulham for £12m in August 2016 and has scored three times in 22 games.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest after boss Steve Bruce dropped him from the squad, saying he had been missing training.

The Scotland striker returned to Villa Park in the summer, making two substitute appearances in the EFL Cup.

Melbourne City, managed by former Manchester United Under-21 boss Warren Joyce, open their A-League campaign against Brisbane Roar on 6 October.

"We believe he can provide an avenue and a strong attacking option for us," said Joyce. "I'm sure the fans will be excited by Ross' potential and we hope to get him right and available as soon as possible."

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