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Ross McCormack reveals frustration at Aston Villa

Ross McCormack reveals frustration at Aston Villa

Aston Villa have replaced Steve Bruce with Dean Smith and will be looking to get things underway when the Championship season returns following the international break.

The Villans appeared to lose patience with their former manager, who had managed to get just one win in his last 11 games for the club.

Bruce did not appear to be a favourite amongst some of his players either, with Ross McCormack and his sour relationship being in the public eye.

However, now that he has gone, the attacker still does not believe things will change for him at Villa Park and does not see his long-term future at the club.

The Central Gold Coast Mariner’s loanee told the Daily Mail: “The most frustrating thing at Villa was the perceived view fans had of me, that certain people at the club painted.

“That of a mercenary who was happy sitting on the sidelines taking his wages.

“This is the second time I’ve travelled half way round the world just to kick a ball again. It’s not about money, I just want to get back to what I’m good at.

“Opportunities at Villa may have sailed now, although I haven’t spoken to the new manager yet. My target is to get as sharp as I can and hopefully goals will come.

“Everyone has been great here and I just want to enjoy myself.”

The Verdict:

You can not entirely blame McCormack for his feelings about his time at Aston Villa.

The Scotland international has not played a Championship match for the Villans in over 18 months and was banished from training with the first-team over the summer as he was left out of their pre-season training camp in Portugal.

The 32-year-old enjoyed himself the last time he was out in Australia and with his latest spell in the land down under, he will be hopeful of replicating those performances once again and look to push for a permanent move away from Villa Park.

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