Can Daddy play for Leeds instead? What son of Aston Villa star said during Thursday's fixture

Leeds' Pontus Jansson celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates and fans

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack spent four seasons at Leeds United.

Ross McCormack's lack of action for Aston Villa has allegedly prompted his five-year-old son to ask if his dad can play for Leeds United instead.

McCormack has started just 11 Championship fixtures since his £12 million summer move from Fulham, and began Thursday's visit of former club Leeds on the bench.

Despite leaving Leeds after four years in 2014, McCormack's son Layton continues to follow Garry Monk's side and was a mascot at this month's reverse fixture at Elland Road.

Aston Villa’s Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring their second goalMcCormack scored Aston Villa's winner against Burton but returned to the bench last night

And according to the following Twitter post by Layton's mum, Courtney St John, the schoolboy is keen to see his dad pull on the Yorkshire side's famous white strip once more.

Leeds are said to be seeking a new striker next month, although McCormack's soured relationship with Whites owner Massimo Cellino - not to mention the probable costs involved - makes the Scot's return to Elland Road unlikely, at least in the immediate future.

Leeds United's Ross McCormack celebrates scoring their first goalMcCormack celebrates scoring for Leeds

The departures of Villa strikers Jonathan Kodjia and Jordan Ayew to the African Cup of Nations should present McCormack with an extended run in Steve Bruce's side next month.

However, Bruce confirmed after Thursday's 1-1 draw that talks to bring another centre-forward, Middlesbrough's Jordan Rhodes, were set to commence.

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