ROSS McCORMACK has expressed his delight at agreeing a six-month loan deal with ex-club Motherwell after being frozen out at Aston Villa, as Scotzine first pointed out in August last year!

The 32-year-old former Scotland striker has returned to the UK after spending time with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League.

McCormack made a £12million switch to Villa after becoming one of the most prolific hitmen in the championship during spells with Cardiff City, Leeds and Fulham. Roberto Di Matteo splashed the cash to take him to the Midlands club in August 2016 – and was sacked only months later.

Steve Bruce snubbed the qualities of the player who had netted 133 goals during his decade in England’s second tier.

However, he has been snapped up by Fir Park Stephen Robinson and McCormack said: “I am delighted to be back.

“Although I was a youth player at Rangers, got a good education there and played some first team games, I feel like this was the club that helped launch my career and I will be forever grateful for that.

“I’ve had a frustrating few years and I am desperate to just get back on the pitch again and do what I do.

“I want to put something back in to Motherwell for what they did for me all those years ago. My aim is to come in and score goals, help the team and help develop some of the younger talent in the squad.”

McCormack scored only 23 goals for Villa and has also had loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Melbourne City. He has netted two goals in 13 appearances for his country.

* McCormack was speaking to the club website.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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