Ross McCormack has admitted that his time at Championship club Aston Villa was a “disaster” and hopes that his loan move to Melbourne City will help him to rediscover his goalscoring touch, according to a report on the Derby Telegraph.

The striker has left Villa Park until January on a loan deal to Australian side Melbourne City and hopes to leave a lasting impact at the club.

The 31-year-old, who had a glittering scoring career with Fulham and Leeds United, found it difficult to replicate that form with Villa and could not get a run of goals in the team.

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The forward has also found it difficult to see eye to eye with manager Steve Bruce, which has led him to being loaned out.

“It’s been a disaster [at Villa]. There’s no two ways about it. I scored four goals and played something like 25 games,” said McCormack.

“I think most players have a dip in their careers, hopefully that was mine,” he added.

The Scottish forward joined Villa for £12m in the summer of 2016 and was given the target to fire the club back into the Premier league, but his form dipped.

However, he has hit out at his critics. He said:

“I was club captain at Leeds, club captain at Fulham. If you’ve got a bad attitude you’re not getting those honours. So my message is that I’m here to do things right.”