Ross McCormack says he’s looking forward to a new beginning in non-league football after signing for Aldershot Town.

The former Aston Villa, Cardiff City, Fulham, Leeds United and Motherwell man has signed for Aldershot on a one-year deal. His last game came for the Steelmen on his return to the club in February 2019.

Ross McCormack has signed for Aldershot Town. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

After taking a year out, McCormack is back and ready to contribute to Aldershot’s National League efforts. A man who has racked up nearly £25 million in transfer fees, the 34-year-old’s career has stalled since a £12 million Aston Villa move.

He only scored a handful of goals at Villa Park before loan moves to Australia and Motherwell followed. Now his next permanent club after Aston Villa is Aldershot, a place where McCormack is hoping to find his feet again.


“It wasn’t really a hard decision to make,” said McCormack (Aldershot). “I didn’t play last season so I’ve had time to reflect and I’m ready and hungry to get going again. It’s been tough (to keep fit) but it’s a couple of weeks to the start of the season but I’ll be fine.

The former Well and Aston Villa man wants to make an impact. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

“I took some time out but since that mindset changed, it’s been easy to get decent level of fitness. Football is football, it doesn’t matter what level you play at.

“I’ve played in some big games but the big thing that will help is getting to know the lads. Now is the right time to get going again in England. If any of the younger boys want to speak about anything I’ll be available.

“The manager is willing to start afresh which is perfect for me. I’m not sure about my goals and targets, but I’m looking to get back enjoying it.”

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