One to watch Coventry striker managed by United old boy could be bad news for Hughes
Marc McNulty has eight goals in his last nine appearances. Who?
Marc McNulty. He plays for Coventry City and by tonight, if we’re all suddenly familiar with him, it is likely to be bad news for Mark Hughes.
Hughes takes his faltering Stoke City to Coventry in the Cup and while that is not the test it would have been – the Sky Blues are now in League Two – a striker in form is a striker in form.
McNulty, a 25-year-old Scot who began at Livingston, moved south to Sheffield United in 2014, signed by Nigel Clough. There was a nightclub incident in McNulty’s native Edinburgh and soon he was on loan at Portsmouth, then Bradford City. He joined Coventry last July on a free.
McNulty’s manager at Coventry is Mark Robins, most famous for the Manchester United FA Cup goal he scored at Nottingham Forest in 1990. It was deemed to have kept Alex Ferguson in his job and is therefore known as one of the goals that changed history. Robins’s header came from a sublime pass by Mark Hughes.
Marc McNulty (left)