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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce: 'Nobody wanted Ross McCormack'

Bruce: 'Nobody wanted Ross McCormack'
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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce admits that he is "shocked" Sunderland did not push through with their plan to sign Ross McCormack during the summer.

Steve Bruce has revealed that he was unable to offload Aston Villa outcast Ross McCormack during the summer transfer window as no suitors came forward.

The 31-year-old has lost his way since joining the Villans from Fulham, netting three times in 20 league appearances before being shipped out on loan to Nottingham Forest last season.

McCormack was expected to join fellow Championship club Sunderland on a short-term deal during the summer, but Bruce insists that a transfer was never close to being completed.

"Nobody came in for him," he told reporters. "Sunderland played at it, played at it and played at it but it didn't come through. Unfortunately that's where we were left.

"I was a bit shocked by it but that's the brutal reality of it. Nobody came for him, unless I missed them! I wish him the best of luck no matter what people think and all the rest of it."

Former Scotland international McCormack has been tipped to join A-League side Melbourne City in the coming days to reignite his career.


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