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Chris Sutton mocks Aston Villa loanee Ross McCormack ahead of his potential Motherwell debut

Pundit and ex-Celtic player Chris Sutton looks on prior to the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Aston Villa loanee Ross McCormack is currently playing for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

Ross McCormack of Aston Villa during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at the Villa Park on September 19, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Chris Sutton has hilariously mocked Aston Villa loanee, Ross McCormack, ahead of his potential debut for Motherwell on Wednesday night by questioning whether he will 'turn up for training' or 'get over the gates' beforehand.

The 32-year-old, who returned to Fir Park this month on a short-term deal, has seen his Villa career pretty much ended following a 'gate incident' in January 2017.

Then manager Steve Bruce criticised McCormack for not turning up for training, who blamed his absence on faulty gates [Mirror], and he has since been ostracised from the team.


Following his fourth loan spell in two years, former Premier League winner Sutton offered his thoughts on Villa's £12 million [BBC Sport]  signing heading back to Scotland, but couldn't help but mock his previous well-publicised event.

"If he can turn up for training," Sutton told BT Sport. "Get over the gates. Talented boy. It will be good to see him get back on track. It looks to be a good piece of business on paper by Motherwell."

Villa flop McCormack will now be preparing for Motherwell's Scottish Premiership clash against Hibernian on Wednesday night following the midweek winter break in Scotland.

Ross McCormack of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Burton Albion at Villa Park on December 26, 2016 in...

Steve Robinson's side are ninth in the table, 11 points ahead of bottom-of-the-table Dundee and eight points behind their midweek opponents, who are managed by Neil Lennon. 

Former Scotland international McCormack, who only scored three goals at Villa Park in the Championship, will be returning to familiar territory having played for the Steelmen over 10 years ago. 

Ross McCormack of the Mariners controls the ball Joel Chianese of the Glory against during the round five A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Central Coast Mariners at nib...

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