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McCann is the man for McFall

By Stuart McKinley

Published 09/12/2006

Marc McCann has given Portadown manager Ronnie McFall the kind of selection problem that he would welcome every week after firing a brace against Loughgall last weekend.

The winger was drafted into an emergency striking role when Allan Smart's arrival at Lakeview Park was delayed and his two goals have pushed his claims for a starting slot once again against Coleraine this afternoon.

"Marc McCann has made it hard for me to drop him after scoring twice against Loughgall," said McFall.

"I was pleased with the team's performance and the form we've shown lately.

"Michael Collins had major ankle surgery in May; I always knew it would take him a while to get fully up to speed and he is getting back to his best form now.

"Peter Kennedy took a while to settle after coming home, but he's really coming through now too as is Philip Craig who was in America for a while in the summer."

With Kevin Braniff available from January, McFall will have plenty of striking options available in the New Year and that means McCann, Smart and Gary McCutcheon will all have be to on their toes or risk losing their place.

McFall is targeting nine points over the next three games against Coleraine, Newry City and Glenavon before a run of games against the teams currently in the top four positions in the Premier League table.

Belfast Telegraph

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