If we take the players who started v St Mirren as our best XI, how much depth/cover do we have for each position?
GK: If Woods is out, Fulton is the number 2. I hope he's improved on last season, when he was a great shot stopper but otherwise nervy - he's young, and I'm sure is improving. Happy with him coming in for a game or two, but I'd be concerned if Woods was out longer term.
RB: McGowan is challenged by Ziggy - happy with either.
CD: Kilgallon and Want looking good. Ziggy as cover for either, then Tshiembe.
LB: McMann's position now. Sowah as cover.
M: Daz, Martin and Imrie. Taiwo as cover, then Tshiembe, and Gogic when he's fit again.
F: Boyd and Miller. Keatings as cover, or Bingham.
CF: Brustad, possibly challenged by Ogkmpoe when he's fit again, or Bingham.
That strikes me as decent strength in depth, as long as the system continues to work. Injuries or suspensions could cause us problems, of course, but unlike recent seasons, we don't seem to lack cover in any position. Plus we've got youngsters coming through, and Hughes and Cunningham to come back from loans.
It does leave me wondering about several of the summer signings though, and whether there's still any place for Penny, Smith, Kelly or Bloomfield.
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