Former Leeds United, Aston Villa and Scotland striker Ross McCormack has left Liversedge after just six months at the club.

The 37-year-old Glaswegian, who played in the Champions League for hometown club Rangers as a teenager, was brought in at Clayborn to great fanfare last July.

He was brought in primarily as the club’s director of football, but also to add some pep up front.

But after coming off the bench for Sedge in their opening two games of the Northern Premier League East Division season, successive 3-0 defeats to Cleethorpes Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels in August, he did not feature as a player again after that.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ross McCormack (right) turned out to be a fair bit more prolific up front for Leeds than he did for Liversedge.Ross McCormack (right) turned out to be a fair bit more prolific up front for Leeds than he did for Liversedge. (Image: PA.)

The Scot was still in place as director of football after that, but the club confirmed this week that the two parties had gone their separate ways.

In a short statement, Sedge wrote: “We can confirm that Ross McCormack has left Liversedge FC by mutual consent.

“Though it has not worked out for both parties, we wish Ross all the best for the future, and we are grateful for his time with us.

“No further comments will be made.”

The T&A interviewed McCormack in the week leading up to his competitive debut for the club.

At the time, he insisted that playing was still his priority, while he felt Sedge were the only side who were interested in taking him on beyond it just being a publicity stunt.

One quote was telling, where he said: “I didn’t want to just come in short-term, build the club’s profile, and then walk away after a year.

“If I play this year, then never again, I’d want to stay around the club and help them continue with their progression, so it was a no-brainer to come.”

Sadly, that has not come to pass, and the T&A will be approaching McCormack for comment on the news of his Sedge departure in the coming days.