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I read it as not signing any defenders in January (assuming we don't suffer loads of injuries between now and then) rather than for next year.

Of the players out of contract, I can only really think of the 3 mentioned that I'd be keen to keep, especially if the goal is promotion. Everyone else can wait til the summer. 

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Before the other day, it wouldn’t have surprised me at all to see Bell leave in January but McCall’s claim that he doesn’t prioritise defensive reinforcements because Bell is getting back from injury and can cover would make me assume he is staying put till the end of the season. He was exceptional in League 1 last season, so I’d suggest he could still do a job there. 

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I think we’ll keep Bell around till the end of the season, purely on the basis that McCall obviously trusts him. He’ll probably go back to part time somewhere. 

I think Hendrie will be away and, based on the challenge cup game he played, that won’t be much of a loss. 

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I didn’t see the challenge cup game(QOS?), so can’t comment on his performance,but definitely wouldn’t bin a player based on one game. Since then we have conceded one goal and barely any need to change the defence. 
And if we were binning players based on their early performances Rudden would just be a player consigned to the mists of history.

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14 hours ago, jagsfan57 said:

I didn’t see the challenge cup game(QOS?), so can’t comment on his performance,but definitely wouldn’t bin a player based on one game. Since then we have conceded one goal and barely any need to change the defence. 
And if we were binning players based on their early performances Rudden would just be a player consigned to the mists of history.

Its not just one game though. Thats all we've seen of him.

McCall and his coaching staff see him every day in training and have decided that, at this stage, playing a right back at left back is a better option.

Would be surprised if he's still at the club come end of January.

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6 hours ago, Jacky1990 said:

Its not just one game though. Thats all we've seen of him.

McCall and his coaching staff see him every day in training and have decided that, at this stage, playing a right back at left back is a better option.

Would be surprised if he's still at the club come end of January.

Isn’t that a wee bit simplistic ? Foster played left back well last season. Foster was going to play. So the decision became McKenna vs Hendrie. Doesn’t mean he is surplus to requirements. I guess time will tell.

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2 hours ago, jagsfan57 said:

Isn’t that a wee bit simplistic ? Foster played left back well last season. Foster was going to play. So the decision became McKenna vs Hendrie. Doesn’t mean he is surplus to requirements. I guess time will tell.

Not as simplistic as saying we shouldnt patch Hendrie because "he's only played one game".

Its true, but he isnt playing for a reason. The coaching staff see him every day in training. And if hes not better than what we have we should be looking to cut our losses and bring in someone better.

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It’s even more simple than that for me - his deal only runs until January, and he’s done absolutely nothing to suggest he’s earned an extended one. I’m no talking about getting rid of him early, I’m just saying I don’t see him being kept on longer than currently planned. 

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I wonder if McCall’s no defensive additions in January interview means he keeps him until the end of the season? We seem to have improved on the rake of soft tissue/ muscle injuries that have plagued the squad over the last few seasons. Just as well with the smallish squad we are running with. 

I don’t think we will add to the squad just for the sake of numbers but I would assume Sir Ian has one or two targets up his sleeve. 

Do we have any players that might be targeted by teams higher up the food chain in the January transfer window? My worry would be someone doing a cut price deal for Rudden but I guess the Rangers have first choice.

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Given we'll be entitled to compensation for him if he doesn't extend his deal the club would likely gamble on keeping him and the compo being as much/more? Could only see rangers exercising their clause if they thought they could then sell him on for a profit

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31 minutes ago, jaggyness said:

Given we'll be entitled to compensation for him if he doesn't extend his deal the club would likely gamble on keeping him and the compo being as much/more? Could only see rangers exercising their clause if they thought they could then sell him on for a profit

Since he’s only been here a short time, compensation would likely be pretty small but I also can’t see us receiving an offer which would be worth our while losing him tbh. I think we’ll have him for the season, but we need to plan for him not being here next season unless we’re a Premiership club, and even then I think he might be off anyway.

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Since he’s only been here a short time, compensation would likely be pretty small but I also can’t see us receiving an offer which would be worth our while losing him tbh. I think we’ll have him for the season, but we need to plan for him not being here next season unless we’re a Premiership club, and even then I think he might be off anyway.
Agree, sadly I can't see Zak being at firhill next season
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2 minutes ago, jaggyness said:
3 minutes ago, oneteaminglasgow said:
Since he’s only been here a short time, compensation would likely be pretty small but I also can’t see us receiving an offer which would be worth our while losing him tbh. I think we’ll have him for the season, but we need to plan for him not being here next season unless we’re a Premiership club, and even then I think he might be off anyway.

Agree, sadly I can't see Zak being at firhill next season

Aye, likewise. He’ll either be away to a bigger club in Scotland or head down south for a better payday.

Still mental how the first 12 months he was here, the only “highlight” of his Thistle career was getting sent off for swearing at the referee against Falkirk, and having to make a donation to the Thistle Trust as an apology.

Some of the posts on here from last season, including many from myself, will look absolutely ludicrous in hindsight. 

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