Gordon Strachan is odds on to grab his 10th signing from Scottish football,as he looks to sign Dundee United winger Craig Conway.
I watched Conways performance in the Scottish cup final against Ross County, where he was arguably man of the match and chipped in with 2 goals.
He is 25 years old and he earned his first Scottish full cap, against Japan last season.
He has played on either wing for Dundee United and with Strachan already signing left winger Halliday from Livingston, you would presume, he would become our number one right winger.
The right winger has been a joke position for years, neither McLaren or Southgate addressed the problem,we have had an unbelievable amount of players who have played in that position and failed.
As a center forward you create your own bit of magic, but in the main you rely on quality service, especially from the wide positions.
I was fortunate enough to play with guys like , Stuart Ripley, John Hendrie and Alan Comfort, they could whip quality balls into the box with pace and accuracy, near post or back post and could take the full backs on inside or outside.
Hopefully wingers such as Halliday and Conway, can deliver the quality balls, Boyd ,Macdonald and co, will thrive on.
I know modern day managers play left wingers on the right and vice versa, I understand the logic in that to a degree, the left footed player up against the left back, cuts in onto his favoured foot and the full backs weaker foot and has a crack at goal, he can also cut in and deliver a good ball. But as a centre forward, you want your winger to get by the full back on the outside as often as possible and get defenders turning as apposed to facing the crosses.
On the subject of width and wingers here are some of the names that have played on the right wing, which I have called our joke position, Boateng, Johnson, Cattermole, Arca, Downing, Mendietta, Nemeth, Maccarone, Wilkshire, Oneil, Stamp, Greening, Flood, Rochenback, Sanli, Emnes, Robson there are loads more I’m running out of time , if you can think of any let me know.