Eddie McGoldrick was Steve Coppells only signing in his few days at the club. McGoldrick is an experienced Eire international central defender, who made quite an impression in his debut for City. After that he had a few average performances, perhaps because the right back position is not his favourite? Looked sharper when he was pushed into midfield, and enough to get a permanent transfer from Highbury to Maine Road. In September 1996 McGoldrick was voted Internet City player of the month.