Former Leeds United and Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is reportedly a target for a handful of Championship clubs including Reading, Wigan and Charlton, according to TheReadingChronicle.

The 32 year old Scotsman is currently a free agent after finally being released from Aston Villa, who had loaned him out a number of times to the likes of Motherwell and Nottingham Forest as he remained out of the clubs future plans.

According to TeamTalk, McCormack is keen to remain in the UK despite interest from across Asia, where he had 2 loan spells at Australian sides Melbourne City and Central Coast Mariners.

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The striker was a fan favourite at Leeds United during his four year stint at Elland Road proving himself to be one of the most prolific goalscorers at that level, with 53 goals across 144 appearances in West Yorkshire. This lead to an £11 million move to Fulham in 2014 where he managed to maintain his eye for goal and netted 38 times across 89 appearances for The Cottagers leading to yet another high value transfer, this time to Aston Villa for around £12 million.

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McCormack however failed this time to continue his prolific reputation and found himself exiled from the clubs plans under Steve Bruce due to regularly missing training sessions, including the infamous faulty electronic gate story, and extremely low fitness levels. The striker managed only 20 appearances across a 3 year spell at Villa Park but did temporarily find his feet at Melbourne City, where he scored 14 times in 17 appearances for Manchester City’s sister A-League side.



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