‘I’m very excited’ admits ex-Forest striker Ross McCormack after sealing Melbourne move


Former Nottingham Forest striker Ross McCormack has sealed a loan move to Australian A-League outfit Melbourne City, and admits he’s excited about the chance to relaunch his career Down Under.

McCormack joins the club managed by former Wigan boss Warren Joyce and is expected to join his new teammates on Monday subject to completing a medical, and could be in line to make his debut in the season opener against Brisbane Roar on October 6.

The 31-year-old has made just two appearances for Villa this season, both coming in the League Cup against Wigan and last Tuesday’s home defeat to Middlesbrough.

Ross McCormack sees his penalty saved against Sheffield Wednesday

“I’m here to do a job for the team, support my teammates, work hard for the manager and represent the club in the right manner,” said the former Scotland international.

“Hopefully I can show the fans what I can offer the team and I’m very excited about being able to represent this city and its fans at a great club.”

McCormack, who lists Rangers, Cardiff and Leeds as some of his former clubs joined Forest on loan from Villa on deadline day in January, but made just seven appearances at the City Ground, though he did score his solitary goal on debut in a 5-1 defeat at Norwich in February.

Former Manchester United reserve boss Joyce, who was sacked by the Latics after just four months in charge last season thinks fans in Melbourne, a club owned by City Football Group, will be excited by McCormack’s arrival.

Ross McCormack made his debut at Norwich

“Losing Bruno (Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli) to injury was difficult as he is an important player given his stature and ability within our team,” said Joyce.

“But we were proactive in immediately seeking out a replacement and having seen Ross’ performances, we believe he can provide an avenue and a strong attacking option for us.

“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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