Date: 19th April 2017 at 8:30pm
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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.

After a public falling out with Villa manager Steve Bruce in early 2017, McCormack left Villa Park to join Nottingham Forest, where the 30-year old has been equally frustrating.

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…