So long Scott
Amid all the euphoria on deadline day over Paul Dickov`s arrival it seems we forgot to say farewell to another striker.
Scott Vernon linked up with Colchester, after previously spending a loan period with the U`s two years ago.
Vernon`s record at Blackpool - 22 goals in over 80 appearances - at first glance appears very ordinary. However you must consider that a large proportion of Scott`s appearances will have been no more than 15 minutes off the bench. Taking this into account I reckon Scott`s stats stack up rather well.
Last season, despite not being a regular, Vernon finished up on 14 goals. One stand out memory for me was hid quick fire brace against Doncaster at home at the end of December 2006. With 15 minutes left and the scores level Super Scottie entered the fray and proceeded to bag a brace as Pool won 3-0. Surely that sums up Scott`s stay at the Seaside - not much of a chance to impress, but he still did.
It appears my support for Scott has been echoed in our recent poll in which we asked you whether you are sad to see Vernon leave. 61% of you said you were sad. That confirms my feelings. Scott is a good young player who has probably yet to fulfil his potential. Perhaps down at Colchester will be the place for Scott to kick start his career, where, ironically, he scored twice for the Seasiders last December in an easy win.
It looks as though Vernon will be playing his football in League 1 next term unless Colchester can go on a miraculous run of form pretty soon. League 1 should certainly provide Scott with a great chance of scoring lots more goals and improving his game. All the best Scottie and thanks for the goal against the Nobbers on Tuesday!