Former Rangers striker Ross McCormack is still without a club, after his failed 2019 loan stint with Motherwell.

The 33-year-old came up through the ranks at Ibrox and made his professional debut for the club as a teenager in 2004.

He was to have one of two memorable moments in the shirt, including netting in a 1-1 Champions League draw against Porto a year later.

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Ross McCormack celebrates scoring for Rangers at the Dragao Stadium. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

However, he was unable to become a regular in a team which boasted a wealth of quality forwards, including Nacho Novo, Dado Prso and latterly, Kris Boyd.

After his Ibrox departure and following a stint with Motherwell, he found great success south of the border, becoming a prolific goalscorer in the Championship for Fulham and Leeds United amongst others.

His performances prompted Aston Villa to spend a whopping £12 million to lure him from Craven Cottage during the summer of 2016 [talkSPORT] and by that point, Bears may have rued the club’s decision to let him go so early.



Yet, his career has nosedived since then. He mustered just 20 league appearances for Villa and was shipped out on loan on multiple occasions, ending up back at former club Motherwell in 2019.

The forward’s Villa Park spell never really got going. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Injury problems kept him out of the limelight at Fir Park and the loan spell turned into another non-event.

He was one of many players released by Aston Villa at the end of last season, with the former Scotland international reaching an agreement for an early payoff [Telegraph].

Since then, there’s been nothing. He spent the first half of 2019/20 without a club and wasn’t picked up in January, either.

As a free agent, his movement isn’t restricted by transfer windows, but it’s unclear whether he’s actively looking for a new side, or is taking a break from the game.

Right now, it looks to be a sad petering out of the former Ger’s career, with retirement seemingly more likely than a return to high-level football.

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