Friday, 23 November 2007

Is Sam The Man?

A manager's early actions are often put under disproportionate scrutiny, as we try to jump to early conclusions, so naturally his first signing is an interesting one.

Sam Aiston has a good pedigree; Shrewsbury's fans are posting tributes to his efforts on the Red Passion messageboards and I recall him being considered a class act during his loan spells at Chester. Little knows him and must feel he has something to contribute.

On the other hand, he has a history of being prone to injury, is surplus to requirements at Northampton and has been on loan in the Conference this season. How match fit he is is another question we'll probably see answered on Sunday, although media reports that he hasn't played for The Cobblers this season are exaggerated; he has come on as sub twice for them in the last week.

My gut feeling is that if Little knows him he's not gambling. Let's hope so.

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