Man of the Moment

Last updated : 23 January 2006 By Stuart Gillespie
Corcoran was a late substitute against Brechin City at Love Street. Two minutes after coming on he scored the winner. he scored again two days later against Clyde, before being the star of the show against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup. Pundits were raving, and his good form continued with another goal against Airdrie.

Before the Brechin game, if any player was to leave Love Street during the transfer window you would have put your house on it being him. Now he's a different player, and it's suddenly obvious why he was signed in the summer. So why has there been the sudden change?

Corcoran has spent most of his good spell playing up front with Stewart Kean. This trick was tried at the start of the season and was terrible, a less threatening attack has not been seen since Brian McGinty and Jose Quitongo played together. Since the start of the season there have been a few new signings, yet none of them were playing when Corcoran scored against Brechin and Clyde!

A few weeks before the Brechin game, Corcoran complained about being left on the bench all the time. Fair enough, but he hadn't exactly done much to impress the Saints support when he came on in games before then.

Corcoran is not the first player to complain about being left on the bench, and he probably won't be the last. However, not every player takes their chance when it comes along. Corky certainly has taken his chance. Perhaps when he came on against Brechin he though that this may be the only chance he'd get to prove to the Saints support and management how good he was. It worked!

Whatever the reason for Corcoran's sudden turnaround, he has grabbed his chance with both hands, feet and whatever other body parts he could grab something with. Long may it continue!