Date: 12th December 2018 at 2:41pm
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Things are going from bad to worse for Aston Villa’s Ross McCormack.

The 32-year-old former Fulham man hasn’t had the best of times at B6 following his big money arrival back in the summer of 2016 and short of alleged arguments with former manager Steve Bruce, and complications with garden gates, in three loan spells away from us, only the time at Melbourne City can be considered a success with 14 goals scored in 17 league games.

Heading out to Central Coast Marriners for another spell ‘down under’ this season, he’s gone and got himself crocked and the A-League club have now confirmed he is returning to us for assessments and he may well require surgery on his knee injury.

He’s missed their last two games having picked up the problem in training and now they’ve completed their tests, he’s heading back but they do remain hopeful he will return to them before Christmas and come back into contention for their New Year’s Eve clash against Perth Glory.

Given the injury doesn’t sound that bad – a 2-3 week layoff – quite why he’s returning I don’t know. Maybe he has some Christmas stamps he needs to spend before they expire?

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