PLAYER - Gareth McAuley
FROM - Free
FEE - Free
POSITION - DC
Expectations - LOW
Staunchness levels just go up and up, just don't be fooled by that in thinking it is the reason Gareth McAuley is here.
What McAuley brings with him is an experienced head, having played at a high level in the English Premiership (over 200 games), and for Northern Ireland, he is a player who has looked after himself and despite his advanced years he didn't turn pro until his late 20s, a real working class hero. So he will not have the tread on the tyres as other players his age may have.
Having operated at a high level in both domestic and international football big G will be coming as back up, and as a calming dressing room presence, a more than able understudy who will fit straight into the managers plans, carrying out his instructions to a T.
Cite Clint Hill as an example of what type of player we are looking at. One who will play 15-20 games, letting nobody down in the process.
Steven Harrigan (@steven_harrigan)