Date: 12th October 2018 at 11:58am
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OPINION

We’ve had Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore and Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, but the strike partnership of Ross McCormack and Usain Bolt has to be up there with one of the weirdest the world has ever seen.

It may be absolute madness, but Aston Villa chairman Nassef Sawiris will be drooling over the fact that the Villa Park reject is linking up with a true worldwide superstar in 100 metre record-holder Bolt.

In remarkable scenes down under on Thursday, the Scot and the Jamaican combined together for the first time when they both got themselves on the scoresheet for Australian side Central Coast Mariners in a friendly win against Macarthur South West United.

McCormack, 32, was sent out on loan to Australia for the second time in his spell at Villa Park last month when he joined Central Coast on a deal until the end of next June.

The ex-Fulham and Leeds forward impressed with Melbourne City last term with 14 goals in 17 total games and it looks like he is bound to tear up the A-League once again with Central Coast.

Bolt’s place in the side is not yet certain as he remains on trial, but after netting twice in this friendly, it is very likely that McCormack’s profile is going to be boosted with him playing alongside the Olympic legend.

McCormack obviously has no future at Villa Park thanks to his gutless performances and his inability to use an electronic gate, but he is still under contract in the West Midlands until 2020 and with the media watching him play on a regularly basis alongside Bolt, it is more likely that he will gain transfer interest.

The potential connection between Bolt and the Villa forward could also come across as being useful for Aston Villa and knowing a successful businessman like Sawiris, he is bound to take advantage of that.

It could just be grasping at straws but for once, it looks like McCormack may be of some use to Villa after all.