On Sunday Ally McNaught will play his 100th game for the Club and be the first of the “Class of 2009” to reach that milestone.
Ironically Ally is due to miss our game on Friday night which ends a run of 89 consecutive appearances that goes back to November 2009.
Ally, or Gary Neville as he’s fondly known, is a model of consistency, or in other words he always turns up, and has been forced into playing in most positions throughout the team, apart from keeper where we’re apparently well covered.
A return of twelve career goals isn’t as good as it should be but most of those dozen have been spectacular efforts from outside the penalty area. This includes his one goal so far this season which was an excellent curling free kick against Troon.
Last season Ally was chosen as the Manager’s Player of the Year, an award which produced a mountain of tears in his family home, particularly from his mother seeing as his name was spelt wrongly on the trophy. With Ally’s esteemed brother now in charge of the team his chances of repeating the feat this season is unlikely.
But, on Sunday Ally will captain the team and it’s a well deserved honour for someone who has been a consistent and reliable player and a nice guy as well.