Neither of these statements are quite accurate though.
Jake Davidson made a really sold debut alongside Ben Williamson away to Queen of the South. Jake was set to start the next match away to Morton but picked up an injury in the warm up and hasn't recovered from the injury yet, so not even in any of the squads since so certainly not been warming the bench.
Mark had a niggle which needed time to heal, sort itself out just before our pre-season kicked off. With a late start to the season and not being in a position when we have been winning comfortably to come on as a sub he hasn't had any real match time to get up to speed or match fitness. He did start in that match away to Queen of the South and was up against one of the fastest and in form strikers in Connor Shields who did leave him trailing in the first half and was subsequently substituted.
Last season in a Championship Team that finished 5th he started 23 out of 26 matches, and came on as a sub in one of the other matches. I think in his time at Arbroath he has only ever missed a handful of matches due to injury and almost been an ever present.
With only 3 fit outfield substitutes last week surely Carlo's arrival is another option for Dick to call on. All the players are putting in a hell of a shift right now, especially the midfielders who are chasing every ball in every half, so fresh legs to help dig in will be always welcome. Carlo seemed to play out wide for BSC Glasgow and grabbed a couple of goals as well.
You could see just how much 12 minutes of a debut meant to Lewis Moore by his performance on the pitch and his reaction on social media. I think a lot of young players will be delighted to be involved in a match day squad rather than just waiting for a moment with a Premiership side.