Ross McCormack hasn’t kicked a ball competitively since playing for Motherwell in February 2019 – but the former Leeds United hitman is back after 19 months out.

The 34-year old is returning to football in the National League, signing a deal with Aldershot Town until the end of the season.

From having almost £25 million in transfer fees spent on him to playing with Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, his career hasn’t been dull. The Scottish striker has also played for some of England’s biggest clubs like Aston Villa, Leeds, Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

McCormack started his career at Rangers before a move to Motherwell really put him on a platform as he featured for Mark McGhee’s side that finished third in the 2007/08 season.

It won him his move to the EFL, and whilst never gracing the Premier League, he did score 116 goals across eight seasons with Cardiff, Leeds and Fulham.

Former Leeds man Ross McCormack was last at Motherwell. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

A move to the latter in 2014 cost a then-Championship record price of £11m, but a £12m switch to Aston Villa in 2016 didn’t have the same effect. He scored three times in 20 league appearances, having his training called into question and spending time on loan in Australia and back at Fir Park with Motherwell.

Whilst a return was well received by claret and amber fans initially, it ended in disappointed, McCormack playing 43 minutes across three games before heading south once more.

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