Macca's Last Stand at St. Marys?: 'All players want to play as high as they can & I'm no different'
03 May 2010 08:09
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Blues midfielder Alan McCormack is another whose future could lie away from Roots Hall, but at least he thanked the fans and gave them a last minute winner against Stockport to send them home happy. Macca: 'The fans have been the 12th man for us this season' Shrimpers resident rotweiller Alan McCormack has had a mixed season, nearly off to Millwall for 200k in the January transfer window, but has started to show his best form as the season ended sadly in relegation to League Two.He even scored the winner in the 89th minute against Stockport County to send the Blues faithful home with a smile on their face.However, as the player joined his team mates on the traditional lap of honour after the club's last home game, many felt he looked as if this was his last game on the Roots Hall pitch.As for the player himself, it's all down to Uncle Ron. Bugger! "It's his decision really. He said wages at the club are quite high so may be he might decide to cut it and get rid of a few of us which is up to him. We will have to wait and see what happens but I've been here for four years and if I could have a fifth with success then I would be more than happy to stay. If the chairman accepts an offer though and I felt it was right for me then I would have to think about it. Every player wants to play as high as they can and I'm no different. ""The fans have been the 12th man for us this season so it was nice to win our last home game of the season for them. They have been there for us in rain and snow both at home games and away and have still come along to get behind us even with all the problems we've faced. To be honest they have deserved more than they've got this season and to have more than 7,000 at a game like this shows that the club is capable of attracting big crowds." McCormack was also thrilled to work his way back on to the score-sheet as he converted a fine cross from substitute striker Matt Paterson. But the 26-year-old was not surprised to hit the back of the net. "I don't know why but I just had a sneaky feeling I was going to score," said the midfielder. I had a couple of chances early on and with 10 minutes to go I was thinking I could get the winner. It's great I did and it was a brilliant ball in to the box from Matt Paterson for me." Blues now complete a disappointing season at Southampton this Saturday before planning starts for the next campaign back in League Two. McCormack is one of those who has been linked with a move away from Roots Hall and he admits his future lies in the hands of the club's chairman Ron Martin.