Poll Result... 'Thommo's' Best Signing

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 02 October 2006

Austin McCann has been voted Steve Thompson's best signing by NCM users.

The poll, which ran for three weeks, put the former Boston United left-back in first place with 30.5% of the vote. Fellow former Boston man, Alan White, came second with 22.9%, whilst Jason Lee was third with 12.7%.

McCann has been in sparkling form so far, and has been an ever-present at left-back in the league and cup.

McCann... Best 'Thommo' signing

The Scotsman has put in a series of assured displays, his tough-tackling, hard-working nature ensuring him a place in his new supporters' hearts. Indeed, upon his arrival, White declared him “the best left-back in the business.”

McCann was on hand to supply Lawrie Dudfield's winner at Torquay on Saturday, with an accurate left-wing cross, and NCM Messageboard users have been full of praise for him:

NottsNProud: “Austin McCann has turned out to be a quality signing, can't see there being many better left backs in this division.”

Dan151: “Better (than Rob Ullathorne, who was Notts' left back last season)? Would say about the same, always consistent. Though McCann gets forward more than Ullathorne did.”

Jamesyh: “McCann and (Mike) Edwards have been our best players this season.”

Iremongersgloves: McCann is the best player in our team. Far better than Ullathorne.”

Second-placed White, who has scored three Notts goals already, has also heralded rave reviews with the defence certainly being the most impressive part of Notts' surge up the table.

Lee, a further signing from Boston, has showed good commitment and work-rate, which has endeared him to supporters.

Deeney... More chances needed
Of the rest, Matt Somner, Junior Mendes and Dan Gleeson all picked up a good amount of votes, whilst Ian Ross and Tcham N'Toya had their contributions marked.

Fringe players Saul Deeney, Tom Curtis and Gary Silk trailed, having not had the chance to shine as yet, whilst Dudfield's winner on Saturday is sure to propel him further up in the minds of supporters. He finished eleventh of thirteen on 1%.

Andy Parkinson was the final Thompson signing, he picked up just 2.3%, following an indifferent start to his third spell at the club.

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