Signing news: City secure Scottish international striker

Just a week out from their Hyundai A-League season opener, Melbourne City have confirmed they have signed Scottish striker Ross McCormack.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

*McCormack has been signed as an injury replacement for Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli.

*The 31-year-old has played the last 14 years in the UK, playing for clubs like Rangers, Motherwell, Cardiff City, Leeds United, Fulham and most recently Aston Villa.

*He has an excellent scoring record, 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.

*McCormack has also played 13 times for Scotland and scored against the Caltex Socceroos in a friendly in 2012.

Ross McCormack celebrating a goal for Aston Villa
Ross McCormack celebrating a goal for Aston Villa in the English Championship.

MCCORMACK READY TO FIRE

“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,” McCormack said.

“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.”

JOYCE EXCITED WITH NEW ADDITION

“Losing Bruno to injury was difficult as he is an important player given his stature and ability within our team,” the City boss said.

“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.”