City signs Ross McCormack as injury replacement player

Melbourne City FC can confirm it has signed Scottish striker Ross McCormack as an injury replacement for Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli. 

McCormack, 31, joins Melbourne City FC after 14 years in domestic club football in the United Kingdom, where he featured for clubs such as Rangers, Motherwell, Cardiff City, Leeds United, Fulham and most recently Aston Villa.

Across more than 400 appearances, McCormack established himself as a prolific striker, scoring 53 goals in 144 matches across a four-year spell at Leeds United and 38 goals in 89 appearances with Fulham between 2014 and 2016.

The striker has made 13 appearances for the Scottish national team, making himself known to the Australian public when he netted for his country in 3-1 win against the Socceroos in a friendly in 2012.

Commenting on the signing, Melbourne City FC Head Coach Warren Joyce, said;

“Losing Bruno to injury was difficult as he is an important player given his stature and ability within our team. But we were proactive in immediately seeking out a replacement and having seen Ross’ performances, we believe he can provide an avenue and a strong attacking option for us. I’m sure the fans will be excited by Ross’ potential and we hope to get him right and available as soon as possible.”

McCormack said; “I’m here to do a job for the team, support my teammates, work hard for the manager and represent the Club in the right manner. Hopefully I can show the fans what I can offer the team and I’m very excited about being able to represent this city and its fans at a great Club.”

Familiar with Patrick Kisnorbo and Neil Kilkenny from his time at Leeds United, McCormack will join his new teammates at the City Football Academy on Monday. McCormack’s contract is subject to a medical.