Sheffield United: McNulty tipped to be a big hit at Bramall Lane

Marc McNulty (left) and Stefan Scougall � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Marc McNulty (left) and Stefan Scougall � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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Marc McNulty can score the goals which catapult Sheffield United back into the automatic promotion positions, writes James Shield.

That is the verdict of his team mate and compatriot Stefan Scougall who, like the 22-year-old centre-forward, joined Nigel Clough’s squad from Livingston earlier this year.

United, who must shortly decide whether to offer non-league sensation Scott Fenwick a professional contract after inviting him to the Redtooth Academy on trial, are 10th in the table ahead of today’s League One derby at Bradford City.

But, after watching McNulty score his fourth goal of the season during last weekend’s draw with Leyton Orient, Scougall told The Star: “If you give Marc a chance then he’ll finish it. As simple as that because he’s such a good player.

“I’ve seen it before when we played together up in Scotland. He’s got that knack of being in the right place at the right time and then just tucking the ball away.

“All he needs is a run of games and, to be fair, I think he’s been really unlucky not to get a few more (goals) to his name.

“Marc will score goals. No question about it. I knew that all along.”

Fenwick, aged 23, was on target for United’s under-21’s during their recent success over Birmingham City. He netted nearly 50 times for Durham FC last term but is now contracted to Dunston UTS.

*Twitter: @JamesShield1