Daryl McMahon... Who Are Ya?

Date of Birth: 10/10/1982

Previous clubs: West Ham, Port Vale, Torquay United (loan), Leyton Orient

Career Appearances: 81

Career Goals: 6

Wanted by previous Notts County manager Gudjon Thordarson, Daryl McMahon finally became a Notts player on Monday 13th November. On an initial month's loan, the transfer is with a view to a permanent move, if all parties are happy come December 16.

Thompson... Got his man
Steve Thompson secured the Irishman's signature just days after his current club Leyton Orient defeated the Magpies 2-1 in the F.A Cup First Round.

At a time when Notts were struggling to survive in this league, then manager Thordarson launched a public swoop for the attacking midfielder. However, for reasons unknown to the fans, the transfer backfired.

Thompson, a man known for his talent spotting at this level, obviously became aware of McMahon, and has acted swiftly to bring him to Meadow Lane. It comes at a time when Notts haven't won a league fixture since October 21.

McMahon is said to be a player with a good heart, and a healthy footballing brain. Having come through the famed West Ham United academy, McMahon has had a good nurturing, and a sound pedigree.

He starred in Orient's famous Cup win at Fulham last season, and he also played a key role in their promotion from Notts' current league.

With Ian Ross struggling for consistency, and Matt Somner not known for his playmaking capabilities, McMahon could be just the signing to re-ignite the fading Magpies hopes.