Ritchie De Laet comments on fellow Aston Villa loanee Ross McCormack

A general view of Villa Park home stadium of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford  at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa-owned duo Ritchie De Laet and Ross McCormack are now playing in Australia.

Ritchie De Laet of Melbourne City celebrates scoring a goal during the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City at Marvel Stadium on October 20, 2018 in...

Aston Villa-owned Melbourne City defender Ritchie De Laet has spoken highly of Central Coast Mariners striker Ross McCormack, as quoted in The Birmingham Mail.

De Laet, who joined Melbourne City on loan from Villa in the Championship in England in September, will face McCormack this weekend.

McCormack moved to Central Coast Mariners, also on loan from Villa and also in September.

 

Belgian defender De Laet, 29, has spoken highly of 32-year-old Scotland international striker McCormack.

De Laet told The Birmingham Mail: ”Everyone knows the qualities of Ross. We can't give him many chances because he is a good finisher.”

Ross McCormack of the Mariners during a Central Coast Mariners A-League training session at Pluim Park on October 23, 2018 in Gosford, Australia.

Aston Villa situation

Villa are not missing De Laet and McCormack at all, as the Villans seem to be doing well without the Belgian defender and the Scottish defender.

The Villans returned to winning ways in the Championship at the weekend, as they got the better of Swansea City 1-0 at Villa Park.

Villa will take on Norwich City away from home at Carrow Road in the Championship this evening.

Dean Smith’s Villa are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 18 points from 13 matches, just three points behind sixth-placed Norwich.

Ritchie De Laet of Melbourne City celebrates winning the round one A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City at Marvel Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

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