Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack has bigger point to prove against Leeds than ever before

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack reacts

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack has never scored against Leeds United since leaving them.

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack takes on Leeds United this weekend with a big point to prove.

The forward has never scored against his former team since leaving in 2014, in four separate matches for Fulham.

McCormack was the former Leeds United captain, who was sold controversially in the first summer of Massimo Cellino's reign at the club.

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack reactsAston Villa's Ross McCormack reacts

The Scotsman left with ambitions to move to the Premier League, but little did he know, four years on - it would be Leeds United who are closer to realising his goal than he is.

McCormack's time at Fulham was successful on a personal level, but from a team perspective it was disastrous, with Leeds maintaining mid-table position and the London club scrapping against relegation.

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack in action with Derby's Cyrus ChristieAston Villa's Ross McCormack in action with Derby's Cyrus Christie

In the summer, McCormack had another try. He left Fulham for ambitious Aston Villa who were hoping to bounce straight back to the Premier League.

So surely it was to his dismay that history appeared to be repeating itself, prior to Steve Bruce's appointment at least.

Heading into this weekend's match, McCormack faces Leeds not from a position of superiority - but looking up the table at a play-off team instead.

McCormack did not expect Leeds to be in a better position than himself when he left. His aspirations were to go to the next level, believing they could not realise his ambition.

Leeds are in fifth position, with Villa in 11th, but a win for McCormack's side can narrow the gap between the two teams to just one point.

Whether McCormack can arrest his terrible goalscoring streak against Leeds is another matter.

He cost Villa £12 million this summer, but has seen his form drop off for the first time since leaving Leeds.

McCormack has scored just two goals in 14 matches for Villa, and The Mirror report he could be sold in January by Steve Bruce.

Leeds are unlikely to be moving for him, with top scorer Chris Wood having adeptly replaced him, but McCormack will feel the need to prove a point this weekend.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

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