Aston Villa supporters in the Transfer Tavern found their voices once again over the weekend after seeing the Villans get back to winning ways in the Championship courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Fulham at Villa Park.
Steve Bruce’s men went into their clash against the Cottagers on Saturday having lost 2-0 at Wolves in the preceding encounter, and as such falling further behind Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at the top. However, the Midlands giants moved into the Championship play-off places as goals from John Terry and Albert Adomah, either side of a Stefan Johansen equaliser, secured a fourth home league victory of the campaign, in turn moving Bruce’s side up to fifth and seven points adrift of Santo’s early pacesetters.
And a return to winning ways certainly delighted several of our resident Villa supporters, who are also likely to be intrigued by a recent report from A-League.com which outlines some interesting quotes from striker Ross McCormack regarding his future at Melbourne City, whom he joined on loan from Villa during the summer.
The Scotland international made the move to Villa Park back in 2016 but has failed to hit the ground running in the Midlands, appearing just 24 times for the Villans, bagged just three goals in the process.
Yet the 31-year-old was shipped out on loan to fellow second tier outfit Nottingham Forest back in January of this year to underline his lowly position in Bruce’s pecking order, and as such he made the move away again during the summer by securing a loan deal with Melbourne City.
And having bagged his first goal for the club only last week, McCormack appears to be enjoying his time in the A-League, and as such hasn’t ruled out extending his stay at the club.
He said: ‘I’m not thinking about going back to Aston Villa just yet.
‘It’s no secret it’s not worked out there [Villa]. We’ll see if there’s anything that can be done.
‘If I can stay here or I can go somewhere else on loan to play some more games or leave permanently.’
These comments are sure to intrigue several Villans supporters lining up at the bar in the Tavern, especially given that the Scotsman has seriously struggled during his time at the club, and may need a fresh start somewhere else to reach his best level once again.
Landlord’s verdict: It just hasn’t worked out for Ross McCormack at Aston Villa, and as such he made the move to Melbourne City during the summer in a bid to reinvigorate his career.
And with a goal in just his third appearance for the club last week, the 31-year-old has hit the ground running in the A-League, and has subsequently opened the door for extending his stay beyond January.
Importantly though, the striker made is pretty clear that a return to Villa is not in his thoughts, and with Steve Bruce’s side doing well in his absence, a permanent move away in the New Year may be in the best interests of both parties.
Villa fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!