McCarthy Delighted With Double Signing Friday, 4th Jan 2013 13:54
Manager Mick McCarthy says he’s delighted to have added strike pair David McGoldrick and Aaron Mclean to his squad. The duo have joined on loan until the end of the season but with McGoldrick certainly viewed as a signing for the longer term.
McCarthy told the club site: “David dropped down a level to play for Coventry on loan over the first half of the season and did really well.
“He was the leading scorer in League One with 16 goals [17 in all competitions], so we are signing a player at the top of his form.
“He’s a good player who we have been watching and it’s a deal that we are looking to lead to a permanent one.”
The 25-year-old is out of contract at Nottingham Forest this summer, while Mclean has another year remaining on his Hull deal after this season.
The Blues boss says the 29-year-old is someone he has been after for some while: “Aaron is also a good addition to the squad. I tried to sign him for Wolves a long time ago so I know about his qualities.
“He will bring pace, power and athleticism to the side and I’m delighted that we have managed to get both of them.”
Town completed the paperwork for both deals close to the noon deadline for the FA Cup trip to Aston Villa and they are waiting to hear confirmation whether clearance has been granted for the pair to feature tomorrow.
Unfortunatly this double signing must spell the end of DJ Campbells time with us, unless we have maybe one or two strikers leaving of our own (scotland, murray?). Have'nt seen either of these lads play for a while but which i remember Mclean having potential in his Peterborough days these two don't excite me.
We are cautiously pleased too mick. Hope these lead to permanent deals as I am fed up with constant loans. But these could become permanent. Good to be looking in lower leagues too. Worth a punt on is sacs. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Mick certainly has more clout in the transfer market than fool Jewell. Which suggests he was more of the problem than clef with past signings.
Yes the signing are loans but they are here for the rest of the season and when the summer rolls around I assume if they have done well, will be signed up. It's low risk as if things don't work out we can jusr send them back. I for one am excited. To me it spells the end of scotland. I think there is still a good Chance DJ will be back and if DJ does come back I think chops will be next in line for the chop. It is refreshing to log in to TWTD and basically see news of signings. No saga just boom signed.
Well done Mick M ( and mr clegg?) My dad is a hull city season ticket holder and rates McLean highly. Work rate, energy and effort always 100percent. Lacks a little coolness in the box at times but makes things happen. Like many have said like Scotland or david johnson with pace. So what they are loans .... If ey do we'll then we can try to keep them long term. Certainly gives us options. Would love to see a couple more additions too. Coyb!
This is certainly a more useful start to a transfer window than we are used to. Very chuffed with the way these two have gone through. I think they both have something to offer us which can only be a good thing.
I didnt think i could look forward to Villa Park tomorrow anymore but this has proved me wrong. Ive missed the feeling of optimism! COYB's!
Stop going on about Jewell leave the bloke alone some people change their story with blaming Clegg now he's a top bloke things change when u r doing alright look at all of the loan signings Jewell made and how many r playing in the team player look at team playing well and that is the situation
Always rated McLean and McGoldrick sounds decent (is he the son of the late Arsenal player?) - with Mick saying that McGoldrick's move is a view to a permanent move, I wonder if that permanent move could still happen in the window? What with him being out of contract in the summer and all...
@ Pazelle The Arsenal player was Eddie McGoldrick, a good midfileder in his day but no relation to our David!
Dont forget guys we still have Taylor to come back next season. We dont want too many permanent strikers on our books. As it is we have: Chops, Scotland, Taylor with Murphs on loan. JET & Murray providing back up. McGoldrick as a loan with a view to a permanent signing is a good move. He is an on form goalscorer and if he can score the goals at this level than we sign him in Summer. McClean will provide experienced back up.
Its really puts the pressure on Chops to perform. If he doesnt take his chance then he will find it hard to get another one with McGoldrick & McLean fighting for a spot. Chops may find himself loaned out!
Well said commuterblue. Loans will do for now. The important thing is to get the right resources in place to get us up the table and give ME the confidence in MM's judgement to provide him with the funds for the summer market-place.
As I said the other day I was so wrong about Mick. My mate is a Wolves fan and he told me we would be getting a top draw manager but I wouldn't have it. I am eating humble pie and since he has been at the club things only seem to be going in one direction. Round pegs in round holes and the defence is both organised and brave! He was in the building for nine days and signed a right back who I hope we keep and brought the best out of talented underperforming players. The last 24 hrs prove he is the right man, he signs much needed defencive cover and then snaps up 2 very good front men. McGoldrick is a seriously good footballer who will most likely play off the front man who has pace, goals in him and the ability to pick a pass - quality! McClean is quick, strong and was banging them in for Hull until recently so whats the betting Mick gets him going as he did DJ! No more we are hoping to sign 2 buy Friday or the players don't want to live here - utter rubbish! Instead he says nothing and tells us nothing is in the pipeline and then BANG two are in the door less than 20 hours later! I really believ we are finally getting our club back and the feel good factor is returning. Absolute pleasure to go away and watch us churn out results. Well done Mick and your staff, now lets go and give Lambert a black eye and bloodied nose! COYB - Onward and upwards