No-h Alam Shah

Last updated : 24 July 2005 By Rob Davies
Shah arrived at Meadow Lane for a two-week trial and immediately became something of a cult figure amongst the County faithful.

The skillful forward's popularity only rose after fans' discovered an MSN Blog for the hitman, where he stated his desparation to earn a permanent deal.

Super Shah
Alas though, after just three reserve team appearences, the 25-year-old has returned to his home-land, with manager Gudjon Thordarson citing work-permit related problems as the reason behind his departure.

"The problem is we couldn't get permission for him to play in our first team's games at all, so that made it quite difficult for us," Thordarson told the club's official website, making you wonder why the Tampine Rovers' man was even invited for a trial in the first place.

"We can't go through with the deal because he would not be able to get a work permit with us.

"The only way he would have been able to get one was if he was coming over to go in a school and be a student, and that was not an option."

Shah featured in games against Sutton Utd, Gresley Rovers and Nottm Forest reserves, creating a goal superbly for Matty Williams against Rovers.

He will forever be remembered - or for the next week, at least - as having one bit of skill described as 'orgasmic' by eccentric Magpie World commentator Mark Stevenson.

The front-man will now hope to continue his excellent form in the S League, where he has already netted 15 times in 16 appearences this season.

To view an in-depth look at the striker, click here.

NCM would like to wish Shah all the very best with his future career.

Elsewhere, in other news today - the club have agreed a sponsorship deal with the firm Paragon for another season.