The 2016/17 campaign offered so much hope for Ross McCormack, with the Scottish international hopeful he would finally win promotion to the Premier League.
McCormack left Fulham for relegated Aston Villa, with hope that his move to the Midlands would see him competing at the top end of the Sky Bet Championship table.
However, Villa disappointed during the first-half of the campaign and McCormack in particular was criticised for scoring just three goals in 20 appearances.
McCormack has scored just once for Forest, but more surprisingly has been limited to just seven appearances for the Championship’s strugglers.
There is no doubting McCormack’s ability in the second-tier, with the striker scoring goals consistently for Cardiff City, Leeds United and Fulham in recent years.
The Telegraph have now revealed that McCormack has not trained for over three-weeks, and has not reported to either Villa or Forest for treatment, highlighting personal issues as the reason for his continued absence.
The news has seen many sympathise with McCormack, here is how Twitter reacted…
— WakeyWhite (@wakeywhite) April 19, 2017
@JPercyTelegraph Let's hope it's not a serious mental health related issue which has been badly handled PR wise.
— medwyn (@medwynw) April 18, 2017
Feel generally sorry for ross mccormack.. Loved him at Fulham!
— MarkH (@MarkHillaFFC) April 19, 2017
@marshyleeds seems like there could be something going on his personal life, hopefully isn't too bad
— JR (@JrLufc) April 19, 2017
what is wrong with ross mccormack? if it is a depressive illness then you do hope he is getting support. refusing to train/work is a worry. https://t.co/1qNgEkLesI
— Rachel Malloch (@RachelVillavox) April 19, 2017
Can we just take step back re Ross McCormack He may have much more serious situation in his life which is more important than football #nffc
— Thomas Newton (@Tnewton_1988) April 19, 2017
People having a go at Ross McCormack and telling him to sort himself out, it's not always that easy. Hope he's getting help.
— Joseph Burns (@retlivdead) April 19, 2017
Really not sure what to make on the Ross McCormack situation. Hope he comes back soon and starts doing what he does best. Scoring goals
— Kyle Macrae (@KyleMacrae1) April 19, 2017