McCormack called back to Aston Villa

The Central Coast Mariners have today received an official notice of recall from Aston Villa FC, Ross McCormack’s parent club, that terminates his services with the Mariners effective immediately.

The 32-year-old striker arrived on the Central Coast in September and made five Hyundai A-League appearances in Yellow & Navy, scoring one goal.

McCormack thanked the Central Coast Mariners and stated family reasons as a big determining factor for his return to the UK.

"I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners and the fans for welcoming me on the Central Coast with open arms. Although I was only there for a short period, everyone made me feel very welcome from day one.

"The opportunity for me to return to the UK is something that I couldn't turn down and will allow me to see my children more, which is something that is very important to me.

"I wish the playing group and coaching staff all the best for the rest of the season." McCormack said.