Sunday, 5 October 2014

Being let go by Charlton was lowest point says McGleish

At 40 years old Scott McGleish is still playing football for Wealdstone in the Conference South, close to his original club at Edgware. Aged 20, he left there to take a year's contract at Charlton. Being let go by the Addicks was the lowest point in his career, he has told today's Football League Paper.

He went on to play for a series of lower division Football League teams, most recently for Leyton Orient. He scored the winning goal for them against us on 25 January 2010. He could be said to have found his level.

McGleish said of his release by Charlton, 'I'd given up everything to go pro and I felt I deserved another year's contract. I'd finished the season as the reserves top goal scorer. When I came out of that meeting with Steve Grit and Alan Curbishley, I felt that everything had gone. Luckily Keith Peacock pulled me to one side and said, "Don't worry, I've had lots of phone calls from clubs, you will be ok."'

As far as the first team was concerned, I recall him as a player who came on as a late substitute.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another decent player of the ilk of Paul Gorman or Charlie MacDonald, in form in the reserves but not trusted enough to play in the first team yet people like Kim Grant given 100 chances.

jonathan acworth said...

noticed another good striker dj Campbell joined maidenhead and aparantly settled in very well now would u have him here in jan

jonathan acworth said...

Saw also Charlie Macdonald the other week when attended Barnet he scored 2 goals and was by far their best player also playing was lee cook

Anonymous said...

Bradley Wright Phillips is one of the (if not the) top scorer in the MLS this season. Would rather have him back up front with Igor than any of the above.