McCormack walks in swing door
Out of the frying pan into the fire for Alan McCormack, revealed as Parky's second signing today
, just an hour or so after Frazer Richardson was sold to Alan Pardew's Southampton.
McCormack, 26, was out of contract at Southend United and is a box-to-box midfielder, and ex-midfield stable mate of Nicky Bailey, although it is rumoured that the two had fisty-cuffs prior to Bailey's departure.
Another Irishman, McCormack's strike rate is not anywhere as good as Bailey's, hence £1.4m = free. He played 165 games for the Shrimpers scoring 18 goals. Parky said: "The thing that struck me about him more than anything else was his hunger."
Well I guess we haven't seen a lot of that lately.
Southend are in the High Court on Thursday
and have a large tax debt as well as owing money to the PFA and have cancelled Saturday's friendly with Ipswich as they can't get a team out.
McCormack had his contract cancelled mutually after Southend's relegation as they couldn't afford him and recently he has been outspoken
about him and his ex-team mates consistently being paid wages late last season.
As I said frying pan and fire.