Ross McCormack at Rangers
Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has written in The Scottish Sun that Ross McCormack will prove to be a success at Aston Villa.
Villa signed McCormack from Championship rivals Fulham earlier this month.
Boyd, now on the books of Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock, worked with McCormack at Glasgow giants Rangers.
The 32-year-old striker has backed the former Leeds United and Cardiff City man to be a success at Villa.
The Scottish striker has also recalled what impressed him about McCormack when they worked together at Ibrox outfit Rangers.
Aston Villa's Ross McCormack reacts after a missed chance
“Christman 2005 and I’d just left Kilmarnock to start my first spell at Rangers,” Boyd wrote in The Scottish Sun. “One of the first things that struck me at Murray Park was the finishing prowess of a teenage Ross McCormack.
“Fast forward just over a decade and Ross — now 29 — is the most expensive Scot in history.”
“He hit the goal trail for Cardiff, Leeds and Fulham — bagging 20 for the last four or five years,” added Boyd. “I’m not surprised he’s got a huge move. Even at £14m, this will be a good bit of business for Villa.”
Ross McCormack at Leeds United
McCormack has been one of the best players in the Championship for a while now and is a proven goalscorer.
The Scotland international striker scored 21 goals and created 96 chances in 44 Championship matches for Fulham last season.
During the 2014-15 campaign, the 29-year-old scored 17 goals and created 79 chances in 44 league games for the Cottagers.
McCormack featured in Villa’s Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium on Sunday evening.
The former Rangers and Motherwell striker created two chances, as Villa lost the game 1-0.
Ross McCormack at Fulham