Fulham fans were singing: ‘McCormack is worth more than your ground’ in a wind-up aimed at Brentford supporters last night.
This, of course, after the £11m striker had broken his scoring duck with the Capital One Cup tie’s only goal on 68 minutes.
McCormack has shed a stone at the behest of his new boss, but not the tag of becoming the Championship’s most expensive player.
It bothers him not a lot. In fact, the Scots international hopes Cardiff fans on Saturday and the rest after that continue to give him grief.
“Every ground I have been at this season I have been getting a bit of abuse from the home fans, but that is fine,” he said.
“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.”
For all that, the forward was as surprised as anyone else when Fulham shelled out something close to half their parachute payment money from the Premier League on him.
Can he really believe the fee?
“Not really, no,” he said. “But I can’t do anything about that.”
The bigger shock was Felix Magath’s demands once he got off the scales.
“Yeah, it was a bit of a surprise, because the weight I was at I played the whole of last season at. I have lost about 7kg of that since I joined the club,” offered the man who was the Championship’s top scorer with Leeds on 29 goals in all competitions.
“I was doing three of four extra sessions a day in Austria pre-season,” he said.
“It was quite enjoyable to be honest. I might be getting to that turning point now.
“When you work hard on fitness, you need some rest to come down and then you will go again. I think I am at that stage now where I can go again.”