This just in…
The recent success of the Dons new (and let’s be honest pretty unique) recruitment approach – signing players whose first name is Connor and whose second name is an English place name – may already be floundering due to a severe shortage of other players who fit the bill.
At present, there are only three other players in the football league who meet both criteria, so even with approaches underway to Crewe’s Connor Salisbury, Charlton’s Connor Washington and Preston’s Connor Ripley, any prospect of the Cowshed chanting ‘all I want is a team of Connor [insert place name here]’ any time soon seems unlikely.
Having said that, we’re already hearing rumours that Harrogate’s Connor Kirby has been approached to add a silent K in the middle of his name, and that Port Vale’s Connor Hall has been in discussions regarding a vowel transplant.
Suggestions that Connor McGrandles is considering a change of surname to become Connor Ashby De La Zouch could not be confirmed at time of publication.
More on this once we get it.