City have been linked with a move for Macclesfield Town winger Theo Archibald, in a newspaper I can’t link on here because I refuse to.
The story has come from The S*n, a copy of which a relative picked up today for the Sean Raggett story splashed all over the back. Inside, they linked us with a move for the 22-year-old, as you’ll see below.
Who is Theo Archibald? Well, they do correctly identify him as ex-Celtic, but he didn’t appear for the Hoops, only as an under 20. He did spend time with Albion Rovers, playing 14 times for them in 2016/17.
He was snapped up by Championship side Brentford, but only made a couple of appearances for them during his time in West London, although he did score one in 21 outings on loan at Forest Green. At the end of his Griffin Park deal, Sol Campbell signed him up for Macclesfield, who have been struggling to pay his wages ever since.
He’s bagged six in 33 outings for them this season and has drawn plenty of praise from observers, including HITC. He’s a traditional winger, left-footed and delivers on average 3.97 crosses per game for the Silkmen, but only has one assist this season. That’s perhaps as much a testament to his teammates as anything, as his crossing accuracy is relatively strong at 33%. He averages two shots per game too, again with a decent 35% accuracy and he attempts 5.03 dribbles at 54% success rate, which is higher than our team average as we discussed last week.
I can see some legs in this, although I do wonder how the journalist involved is getting this sort of news through when the whole of the country is on lockdown (apart from Skegness….). I did express some surprise when my relative let me know the news, not least because they read the S*n, but also because I can’t see this week or two is the right time for signing players and the like.
That said, I suppose football never stops and it is nice to have a little bit of something to write about.