Ross McCormack accepts he will be jeered by opposing fans this season, following his £11million move to Fulham this summer.
The Scotland international enjoyed an impressive campaign in the Championship last season, having scored 28 goals in 46 appearances. With the Elland Road club not considered amongst the favourites for promotion this season, it was then little surprise that the forward was linked with a host of Premier League clubs ahead of the current term.
West Ham United, in particular, were thought to be in the running for his signature, but they were blown out of the water when Fulham bid £11million for his signature. This was all the more surprising as the Craven Cottage club had dropped out of the top-flight, so there was an argument that the player hadn’t really made a progressive move.
McCormack has struggled in the opening weeks of the season as the Cottagers have lost all four league matches to date, and he has become a target for opposition fans. However, after getting off the mark in the 1-0 League Cup win at Brentford on Tuesday evening, the 28-year-old insists he is comfortable with the verbal abuse heading his way.
“Every ground I have been at this season I have been getting a bit of abuse from the home fans, but that is fine,” McCormack told the Fulham Chronicle. “If you were not a half decent player they would not be bothered about you. I am more than happy to take the stick if I can shut them up at the other end. I can’t do anything about that (the fee).”
In terms of getting opening his Fulham account in the Championship, McCormack may well feel that this weekend provides him with an ideal opportunity as another of his former clubs, Cardiff City, visit the capital. The Bluebirds were actually linked with the striker last January, when they tried to lure him back to Wales for a price of around £6million.
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