Leeds United are flying high at the moment and the fans will be feeling very grateful to be where they are, however, it’s not all sunshine for everyone associated with the club as Ross McCormack has found out. The Scottish striker spent four years at Elland Road but has struggled since leaving and has now been loaned to Australian club, Central Coast Mariners by Aston Villa.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 20, 2018
A lot of Leeds fans are wondering just how this has happened. After tearing up the Championship with Leeds in the 2013/14 season, his 28 goals and 10 assists in 48 league games was enough to convince Fulham to shell out £10 million for him when they were relegated. He only lasted two years in London, though, before he was on the move again when Aston Villa offered The Whites £12 million to sign him.
Since he’s been at Villa he’s struggled somewhat and has already had two loan spells since being in Birmingham. This will be his third loan away from Villa Park and his second one to Australia after he spent the first half of last season with Melbourne City where he scored 14 goals in 17 appearances for the A-League side. This time around he’ll be playing with the Central Coast Mariners and could feature alongside Usain Bolt. The Leeds fans, though, can’t work out how it’s come to this for the striker who looked so good for them.
You can read the Leeds fans’ responses to the news of McCormack’s loan here:
What a waste , was a great player when he was on it .
— ian slingsby (@slingsby_i) September 20, 2018
@jamma_294 what has happened to his career?29 gl season for leeds then just went down hill,sad to see really
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket (@delwright21) September 20, 2018
A good player wasted
— Mitchell Emmerson (@MitchellEmmers2) September 20, 2018
Thought he’d gone somewhere long ago,what a waste and getting paid for laugh
— Russ (@russcausier) 20 September 2018
Obviously not the club he fell in love with… career ruined by chasing something better and getting a lot worse… shame as a talent on his day! #mot
— Dunk (@DunkRed5ive) September 20, 2018
What a waste
— Nicolas A Georgiou (@NickGeorgiouUK) September 20, 2018
The Leeds fans seem gutted to see McCormack’s career has gone so far downhill since he left them and they’ll be keen for him to light up the A-League yet again.