The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

A COU­PLE of play­ers have caught my eye this sea­son from very dif­fer­ent ends of the foot­ball pyra­mid. I re­ally like the look of Bar­rie McKay at For­est. Signed from Rangers for £500,000 in the sum­mer, he’s a mid­fielder who likes to come in off the left side. He’s got great feet, he can go past peo­ple. He ac­tu­ally re­minds of John Robert­son, the great For­est player whose boots I cleaned as an ap­pren­tice. Lower down, I’ve watched my old side Hal­i­fax and winger Matty Ko­sylo looks a ter­rific tal­ent. He started at Crewe and knocked around the lower leagues. At 25, he’s not a kid any more. But peo­ple ma­ture at dif­fer­ent times – just look at Jamie Vardy – and there’s no doubt he’s got great abil­ity. The Na­tional League is a good, pro­fes­sional stan­dard which, for me, should be the EFL’s fourth divi­sion. It would take away the stigma of be­ing rel­e­gated and en­cour­age more clubs to take a punt on Non-League play­ers. Alas, it would mean the EFL putting money into it so I don’t think it’ll ever hap­pen!

TAL­ENT: Bar­rie McKay

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