Far from the first year when the start of the season seems to take us by surprise. 3 games in - and it should be 4 - we don’t seem to know our best XI.
Our central defence isn’t good enough. By my count, we’ve now tried 4 different players for 2 positions in 3 games. Hakeem Odoffin at central defence looks like desperation: we need an experienced centre half to hold the line, and coach along whichever young defender is preferred alongside him. If Easton were fit, this might not be such an issue, but even if he’s back by his own prediction of October, how long before he’s injured again? It’s not fair on Fulton, who’s having to prove himself as our first choice keeper with a dodgy defence in front of him. And failing to replace Gogic could be costly - he was invaluable protecting the back 4, but now we have nobody who plays that position.
I think we have good options going forward, but nobody has stamped their authority yet. Winter still looks very raw; Temps may never again be the player we’ve seen in the past; and no striker has yet shown the confidence to really go for goal.
Early days yet, but unless we start getting points on the board soon, we could be relying on another season being cancelled due to the pandemic.
sic a wife as Willie had, I wadna gie a button for her!