Aston Villa have announced that Ross McCormack has completed a move to Australian club Melbourne City.
The 31-year-old has moved on a temporary deal and is expected to return to the Midlands after the New Year.
It is only a short spell for the striker as Melbourne are looking for someone to fill in while Bruno Fornaroli recovers from injury.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 29, 2017
McCormack’s Villa career has not gone as planned, as he made just 20 Championship appearances last season, scoring three goals and producing one assist.
The forward also had a loan spell at Nottingham Forest, but he had just seven outings and scored once.
After falling out of favour under Steve Bruce at Villa Park, the Scotland international also had a spell on the sidelines due to cysts that needed to be removed from his mouth.
McCormack will head to Australia with the hope of earning some much-needed game time after making just two Carabao Cup appearances this season.
After the announcement was made, Villa fans took to Twitter.
Only have 3 words for that news "what a waste" #avfc
— Roger. W (@RogW38) September 29, 2017
He clearly has goal scoring talent,his record proves it! He just needed a run of games and a higher fitness level.Come back stronger Ross
— richie (@devonrich42) September 29, 2017
Good luck Ross go and score goals goals and more goals
— Lewis Murphy (@lewis59453181) September 29, 2017
— Andrew James (@AndrewJame5) September 29, 2017
Did he get through the airport metal detectors? Suprised they let him through with all that "STEEL" determination he has showed for us…hmm pic.twitter.com/VzaL7ZwZTa
— Michael Christie (@mike_christie8) September 29, 2017
Should have kept him and sent Gabby. RMC offers more.
— Mark Patton (@MarkPatton7) September 29, 2017
Bye you'll not be missed.
— Justin (@JustCld) September 29, 2017
— Cratz (@HeatonSamuel) September 29, 2017
These two deserve each other
— Granto (@Granto888) September 29, 2017