The striker once linked with Derby County is currently on loan with Melbourne City
Ross McCormack has opened up about his time at Aston Villa – and how he hopes a spell with Australian outfit Melbourne City will reignite his career.
The 31-year-old, who has, in the past, been linked with Derby County, is on loan with the A-League outfit until January.
During his career, McCormack has scored over 100 goals for the likes of Fulham and Leeds United but his time at Aston Villa has been stop-start.
After falling out with manager Steve Bruce, McCormack was loaned to Nottingham Forest. He returned to Villa Park in the summer but was shipped out to Melbourne City a few weeks ago.
“I’m not the kind of guy who wants to basically collect money and do nothing,” McCormack told Fox Sports Australia.
“I’ve always said I wanted to come to Australia or the MLS to play. And I think it’s actually a blessing in disguise that it’s come this early, not when you’re coming to the end and you can’t make an impact.
“It’s been a disaster [at Villa]. There’s no two ways about it. I scored four goals and played something like 25 games.
“I think most players have a dip in their careers, hopefully that was mine.”
Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp has reportedly been offered a role with League Two side Yeovil Town.
Redknapp has been asked to help boss Darren Way in “an advisory role with the first-team.” The 70-year-old had a similar role at Derby County in 2016, following the departure of manager Paul Clement.
Way contacted Redknapp shortly after the ex-Tottenham boss was sacked by Birmingham City.
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager had publicly offered to support a “young manager” for free and Way seized the chance. He said: “The opportunity to bring in someone like harry to pass on his knowledge is a no brainer