Yesterday evening saw Aston Villa finally decide to give up on Steve Bruce. A poor start to the season has seen Bruce lose the fans at Villa Park and the club is now looking for his replacement.
Unfortunately for one Aston Villa player, it has come about two weeks too late for a revival at the club.
Ross McCormack left the club on loan at the end of last month, heading back to Australia where he had a productive spell last term with Melbourne City.
This time around he will be playing with the Central Coast Mariners in New South Wales in the A-League.
McCormack was frozen out of the Aston Villa first-team by Bruce after missing training and had no chance of a revival whilst he remained manager at Villa Park.
Aston Villa spent £12 million bringing one of the Championship’s most potent frontmen to Villa Park in 2016. However, he struggled with form and discipline early on and has been in the shadows for some time.
But if Bruce had departed, no doubt the Scottish striker would have hung around to see if his replacement was the forgive and forget type.
As it is, McCormack will now be playing a lesser standard of the game Down Under. Scoring goals for fun and spending your spare time on the beach? Maybe McCormack is the real winner after all?