Report: Aston Villa agree Ross McCormack loan with Central Coast

Ross McCormack of Melbourne City celebrates his second goal during the round 14 A-League match between Melbourne City and the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on January 6, 2018 in...

Aston Villa are reportedly ready to allow Ross McCormack to join the Australian side on loan for the season.

Ross McCormack of Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on September 11, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa have agreed to loan Ross McCormack to Central Coast Mariners for the rest of the season and a deal is set to be completed in the coming days, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

McCormack has endured a torrid time since joining the Villans ahead of their campaign in the Championship. His arrival appeared to be a great move from the club, but his form has never vindicated the side's decision to bring him in from Fulham. 

 

He spent some of last season on loan with Melbourne City and scored 14 goals in 17 A-League appearances. And it appears that he is on the verge of returning Down Under.

The Daily Mail reports that he is closing in on a loan move to Central Coast, with Aston Villa already agreeing to a deal and only the final terms of the move left to be finalised.

Ross McCormack of the City celebrates a goal during the round three A-League match between Melbourne City and the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on October 21, 2017 in Melbourne,...

The Mail adds that Wellington Phoenix were also keen on signing the 32-year-old for the campaign, but it appears that he will be joining the side that finished bottom of the standings last season.

McCormack's contract with Villa expires at the end of next season, so perhaps it would be wrong to completely write off his chances of forcing his way back into the plans at Villa Park at some stage. But given that his form with Melbourne was not enough to convince Steve Bruce to hand him another chance, he may need to pull off something spectacular if he wants to prove a point to his parent club while away. 

Ross McCormack of Melbourne City celebrates his second goal during the round 14 A-League match between Melbourne City and the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on January 6, 2018 in...

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