Owls fans get McPhail scoop

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There was a pleasant surprise for the 40 or so Owls fans who were the basis of the club’s Fans Forum on Thursday evening.

They were the first to learn of a new signing when chief executive Paul Aldridge told them about Stephen McPhail.

It explains why news of McPhail’s signing wasn’t out in the public domain until around 10pm, hardly an ideal time to be making an announcement about a new player coming in.

But the club had clearly planned it that way particularly with the signing formalities having been completed not that long before the group met Aldridge for one of what will become quarterly meetings with fans getting the chance to question, even grill, the club’s top administrator.

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