IS Michael Doughty a magician?

Well, he’s definitely a good player but the show he gave on Saturday would lead you to believe he could be.

First of all, we have the mystic choosing of the number three shirt and he left his audience on the edge of their seats waiting for the reveal with just the one goal when the added-on time was displayed during Saturday’s League Two opener against Macclesfield at the County Ground.

He must have recruited other members of the squad to be his assistants to pull it off as two poor defensive errors gave the Silkmen the lead.

But Doughty, with his hat and cape, arrived to tuck in two penalties.

One with another pinch of magic to find its way into the net and the second with no doubt whatsoever to seal the big finale.

There was definitely a feeling in the County Ground of jubilation and although it was definitely a result to enjoy, we won’t be getting goals being pulled out of the hat like that to save us every week.

It’s early season, so it’s hard to read to much into it but at either end of the pitch will we have struggles?

Sadly they came to light as well against Chelsea U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

Four goals conceded and none scored doesn’t make for good reading.

But with changes made in a competition that I suspect might be hard to get motivated for, you can see how it happens.

It’s never ideal to lose any game 4-0 but in reality, it’s a result that won’t define our season.

To go back to the plus side, it looks like Doughty could well be magic in midfield this season with hopefully more tricks up his sleeves.