The Aston Villa defender has not been good enough this season.
The Aston Villa defender should not be shunted aside in favour of the former Blackburn Rovers man.
Aston Villa's deadline day involved a Championship clash with Brentford.
The 25-year-old defender has been one of the club's top performers since Bruce replaced Roberto Di Matteo as manager in October.
The Villa defender was has been hugely impressed with his first impressions of this teammate.
Aston Villa bounced back from a defeat at Carrow Road by beating QPR.
Jonathan Kodjia netted the only goal of the game to give Steve Bruce's men their second Championship away win of the season on Sunday afternoon.
The Villa boss was speaking to the press ahead of Sunday's Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
McCormack should be back in the Villa squad for Saturday's clash with Wigan Athletic, but Baker and backup goalkeeper Mark Bunn are expected to miss out.
The centre-back and Scottish striker both look set to miss Saturday's game at Leeds United.
Aston Villa needed a late Aaron Tshibola goal to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Newcastle United.
A miscued kick by goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini gifted Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri a late winner in Sunday's Championship curtain-raiser at Hillsborough.
Aston Villa coaches are reportedly backing Joe Bennett and Nathan Baker for big roles under Tim Sherwood.