From the notts forum;
This idea that Spencer lost all his ability after the injury is a classic case of a lie being picked up and repeated so often that loads of fans start to accept it as true. The reality is that when Spencer returned from injury he was working with a new manager and was never given a run of games sufficient to regain match fitness, let alone top form. He has the best first touch I've seen on any (yes, any) Notts forward since the days of Gary Lund, and his hold up play is far superior to that of a League Two (or One) footballer. He's not a prolific goal scorer like Lee Hughes, but if you want a target man who can build attacks, bring others into play and chip in with a few goals himself, he's ideal. Shola Ameobi's also very good at holding up the ball, but he's in his mid-30's and can only decline. Spencer should have his best days ahead of him.
Quite a good write up.
You've got to go there and come back, to know where you've been.