Keep your eyes open, your nose clean and your ear to the ground and there's one name that's popped up twice this weekend.
Lambert was a decent shout. He 'fits' like a glove given McNally's footballing background.
But the one thing that the Us chief lacks – for now – is a League One promotion on his cv.
He's come close; he did wonders in the cup with Wycombe. But that's not what the new City chief exec needs.
What he needs is someone who has been there, seen it and done it – either the straight, automatic route or up through the Play-Offs. That way you're covered both ways.
And if the lad's done it on a tight budget and within recent living memory, so much the better. Thataway, you can 'sell' your first big appointment at Carrow Road as a man that knows what he's doing; a rising star in the management game; someone's whose League One opinions need to be trusted.
Tick, tick, tick…
Cos Adkins has taken the Iron up out of League One twice in the last three seasons; once automatically, most recently up through the Play-Offs.
And he did that the hard way, too.
For not only did the 44-year-old have to pit his wits against the much-fancied MK Dons in the semis, but then Scunny had to come back from 2-1 down at Wembley against Millwall to nick it with an 85th minue winner.
So much the wiser for that one-year in the Championship, yesterday the one-time club physio put a spanner into Nigel Clough's works with that 3-2 home win over Derby County as Scunthorpe looked to get points on the board early.
Now, if I'm McNally, I'm looking at that record – plus what he did as a complete unknown at Bangor City, the degrees en route, the cerebral thinking, blah, blah, blah…. and I'm thinking: 'He could do a job….
Just get me out of this division first, then we'll see.
Problem, of course, will come with Iron chairman Steve Wharton who – like his opposite number at the Us – won't be wanting his main man to go anywhere one week into the new campaign.
And if memory serves with regard to City's chase of Billy Sharp, Mr Wharton might not be the easiest character in the world to deal with.
But McNally needs a results-man having ditched the Canary legend; someone with medals on his chest; someone that's done the job that's about to be asked of him.
Twice. In the last three years.
Adkins could be his boy.
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