Stefan Scougall has backed Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty to take League One by storm next season, writes James Shield.
The centre-forward, who followed Scougall to Bramall Lane after leaving Livingston in May, is a relative unknown south of the border despite scoring 45 goals in 88 starts for John McGlynn’s side.
But Scougall predicted his former team mate at Almondvale Stadium is destined to emerge from the shadows and become a key member of United’s first team squad.
“If Marc gets a chance then he’ll score, it’s a simple as that,” Scougall told The Star. “He’s got the ability and the quality to be a real surprise package down here in England and I think a lot of people are going to be sitting up and taking notice of him soon enough.
“Marc can finish. Make no mistake about that.
“So what we’ve got to do as players is make sure that we get the right service to him. Because, if we do, then you’ll see what he’s all about.”
Scougall, who helped United reach the FA Cup semi-finals last season after leaving Livingston six months ago, added: “He’s a class act, we’re good mates and it’s great to be working with him again because we had a really good partnership together up there. I don’t see any reason why we can’t get that going again.”
Despite capturing McNulty and Jamal Campbell-Ryce, manager Nigel Clough has made no attempt to disguise the fact he wants to further strengthen the attacking options at United’s disposal with Barnsley’s Chris O’Grady among those under consideration.
Scougall, who scored United’s second goal during April’s Wembley showpiece against Hull City, said: “Coming here will bring an extra 10 per cent out of Marc straight away. The adrenalin rush you get from playing in front of our fans every weekend helps you do that.”