Ross McCormack will consider extending his stay at Melbourne City after taking his goal tally into double figures last weekend.

The 31-year-old Scot was due to leave on January 25 but discussions are in place to prolong his stay,

McCormack was signed on an injury-replacement deal and can stay at the club until marquee signing Bruno Fornaroli is fit.

The Uruguayan has suffered a setback in his recovery so Melbourne would welcome the presence of McCormack for an extended stay, especially as he bagged a brace this weekend.

Speaking recently, McCormack said: “I am here as an injury replacement, so when Bruno comes back I am no longer a replacement.

“But I knew that when I came here with my eyes open, looking to take it all on.

“As it stands, I think the club are looking to see if they can get me to stay on; whether that’s possible or not I don’t know.”

Villa would need to agree to any extension but it’s understood that there are no plans to recall him early and integrate him back into the squad anyway.

A bid from another club could change the situation as Villa would be willing to cash in.

At this stage, though, there has been no other interest.

Fans react

An early FA Cup exit wasn't what Aston Villa fans had in mind when they were drawn against Peterborough.

That's exactly what happened against Posh though as Steve Bruce watched his side crash out at Villa PArk.

A largely experimental Villa side came off second best, and the fans weren't happy.

Here's a look above at some of the reactions after the game.

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Villa were battered by Peterborough United as they crashed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.

Keinan Davis put the under-par hosts ahead but the rest of the game was all about the Posh who ran the claret and blues ragged.

In-form Jack Marriott bagged a brace and Ryan Tafazolli added another but in truth the winning margin could have been even greater.

Goalkeeper Jed Steer made FOUR impressive saves before the break and also pulled off other stops in the second half.

Steve Bruce's brutally honest assessment after Peterborough knock Aston Villa out of the FA Cup

At times it looked like the visitors would be made to pay for missed chances as opportunities were spurned early on.

But a late surge, including three goals in the final 15 minutes, saw the away side over the line as Villa crumbled.