Whilst England’s cricketers may not be relishing their time Down Under, one man who certainly is enjoying his stay in Australia is Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack.

The Scottish international has made a fine start to life for Melbourne City and notched his tenth goal in just 13 games courtesy of a quickfire double against Wellington in the City Blues’ 2-1 victory last weekend.

Third in the Australian A-League after 14 matches, McCormack has made a fine start to life since joining Melbourne City on an injury loan replacement deal in September.
His current loan move finishes on the 25 September but the 31-year-old Glaswegian is keen to stay with the club and confirmed that negotiations have begun with Aston Villa to extend his Australian adventure.

McCormack joined Villa for £12 million in August 2016 on a four-year-deal but has scored just 3 goals in 20 appearances for the Steve Bruce’s side with Bruce blaming McCormack’s willingness to routinely miss training as a reason behind the striker’s limited appearances.

A loan move to Nottingham Forest yielded just one goal in seven appearances but McCormack seems content with at Melbourne. He said, via the Birmingham Mail:

I think the club might be talking to Aston Villa as well to see if I can stay for the season. It’d be good if they could do that, you’d need to ask the powers that be. I’m not sure.