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Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack has joined Central Coast Mariners on loan, as reported by The72 earlier today.

He has fallen out-of-favour at Villa under Steve Bruce and will spend this season away on loan again.

The Glasgow-born striker started his career with Rangers and got his first taste of English football with a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers in 2006.  He then joined Cardiff City from Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in 2008 and he scored 25 goals in 74 games for the Bluebirds in the Championship.

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McCormack then moved to Leeds United and played over 100 games for the Elland Road club, scoring 53 goals. A big money move to Fulham followed, of whom McCormack captained, and he carried on his prolific goal scoring record in the Championship.

He was touted as one of the best strikers outside the Premier League a few years ago and Aston Villa forked out £12 million to sign him. However, this move has not paid off and he fell way down the pecking order at Villa park. He was shipped out on loan to Nottingham Forest in January 2017 and then to Melbourne City last season.

McCormack was in impressive form for Melbourne last season in the A-League. He scored 13 goals in 15 games and will now be looking to replicate that form with Central Coast Mariners.

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Here is how Aston Villa fans have reacted on Twitter to his latest loan move-

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