I recently spoke about how good of a signing released Manchester United defender Regan Poole could be for Kilmarnock. There’s one player off the United released list though that SPFL clubs should not go near. His name is Matty Willock.

The midfielder has spent a part of the season out on loan at Crawley. It followed on from two disappointing spells in Scotland with St Johnstone and St Mirren. His Buddies spell in particular was a bit shambolic. He’s now been axed by the Red Devils.

Willock flopped in Paisley. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He’s had two shots to prove himself at Premiership level and has failed on both occasions. Scottish Premiership clubs should not be going near him.

Willock didn’t impress last time out

At St Johnstone Willock didn’t really impress, making just 11 appearances in Perth. Often found sleeping in possession, he never really made inroads into Tommy Wright’s side.

It was at the Buddies though where he really flopped. At times Willock just didn’t look like he wanted to be there and was clearly lacking footballing ability. Perhaps it was a bit of both that made his Paisley spell a misery.

The midfielder disappointed in black and white. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

He couldn’t shine in a team where most of the signings were shambolic ones made by Alan Stubbs during his short Paisley reign. In fact, Willock was perhaps one of the worst in that set of players.

After seeing his St Mirren loan cut before Christmas, Willock took in a loan spell at Crawley Town, where he also did nothing of note. It’s a wonder how he got on the Manchester United books.

Football Insider reported he was a target for Rangers recently but this shouldn’t be taken as gospel truth. He was pretty poor at best during two spells in Scotland. Surely he can’t fall up the football ladder?

Surely he can’t make a step up? (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He’ll have some interest, but fans of SPFL clubs will surely hope it’s not from any of their clubs. Willock has shown clear flaws in his games that haven’t been rectified over many loan spells.

Willock needs a new club but his new home shouldn’t be a team in Scotland.

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