Transfer Update: Scully heads for the exit

Last updated : 05 January 2006 By Richard Brown

Following the release of Glynn Hurst, manager Thordarson has been told he can manoeuvre within his budget to bring in new faces to the ‘Lane. And when, earlier today, the club terminated the contract of veteran winger Scully, Thordarson was allowed further breathing space within his budget as the search for new additions to his squad continues.

Scully menacing the Middlesborough defence
Like many of his team-mates, Scully, 29, joined the club when Gary Mills was in charge, signing a two year deal with the club after a number of impressive displays during a previous, short term deal with the club.

Since the departure of Mills’ successor, Ian Richardson as caretaker-manager, and the subsequent arrival of Gudjon Thordarson as Notts boss, Scully has found first team opportunities hard to come by, having not made a single appearance for the Magpies this term.

The player was made available for transfer more or less upon the Icelandic boss’ arrival, and has since been shipped out on loan to Conference National side Exeter City and, later, Crawley Town in his search for first team football.

The much-travelled winger, who will now be on the look-out for his sixteenth club, made twenty-six league starts for the Magpies, scoring five goals.

Inbound, however, the Magpies are yet to finalise a deal for a new signing, with two of the Magpies’ speculated transfer targets having been struck off the hit-list by manager Gudjon Thordarson. The two targets – midfielders Andri Steinn Birgisson and Bradford man Lee Crooks – were both reported to be high on Thor’s shortlist, before the Magpies boss today shot down such speculation.

Whilst he has moved to deny a move for the duo during the mid-season transfer window, Gudjon has not, however, completely ruled out a move for the pairing at a ‘more suitable time’.

As ever, be sure that NCM will keep you up-to-date with transfer news throughout the course of the next few weeks.