The last thing Fulham would have wanted with the distant possibility of relegation was one of their star players linked with a move away.
But the speculation, if McCormack was aware of it, didn't seem to hinder the Scot as Fulham took on Wigan Athletic in the Championship.
Some expressed reservations about the 28-year-old's performance but many simply raved about 'super Ross McCormack' after he once again netted for the struggling Cottagers. Celtic fans may well have been watching, too, as the man Fulham paid big money for hit the back of the net once again in west London.
While Fulham's struggles continued, meanwhile, McCormack very much showed why he is one of their leading lights. Fans even booed in injury time as boss Kit Symons - for some reason - took the Scot off for a defender.
Is McCormack a realistic transfer target for Celtic? And how much would they have to pay to land him if so?
These are all questions that may well be answered (unless the rumours simply peter out) but, for now, Fulham supporters are too busy expressing their relief they have someone of McCormack's quality during their time of need.
Give the lad time & you will see wonders. Glad to hear Ross McCormack has opened the score for #ffc. CoMe On YoU Whites!— Hasan Al-Kăssmy (@talksport_hasan) April 10, 2015
Might finally be seeing the best of Ross McCormack now, 15 goals this season isn't bad considering how badly we've struggled— Adam (@AdamFFC) April 10, 2015
Super ross mccormack— RICK GRIMES (@craigeylesffc) April 10, 2015
Ross McCormack he costs more than your town, cost more than your town cost more than your town!!!!— TPS (@phelantp) April 10, 2015
Here's to you Ross McCormack, Fulham loves you more than you will know woahhhh— Benjaminge (@ben_pufc) April 10, 2015