Declan McManus is the Pars Review Player of the Month for July. Arriving from the Wee Team in mid-June, Pars fans hoped the player would replicate the form he showed at Morton in 2015 and improve on his disappointing 2016/17 season. In what already seems to be a classic case of a good player at the wrong club, McManus has made any doubters think again - his experience in Kirkcaldy already fading into memory as he enjoys a great start to his career with Fife's best team.
Impressing in his opening 2 games but without scoring, McManus then hit 2 goals against Peterhead in his third appearance, including a sublime lob from outside the box (pictured below). Another goal at the weekend against Hearts made it 3 in 4 games, but it is his attitude, workrate and willingness to be a real team player that have done as much as his goals to make him a popular figure with the fans. His goal celebrations show a player who is reveling in his new surroundings. His confidence is high and he will be a vital player in the season ahead.
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