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Left back probably all we’ll get which leaves us a centre back and possibly a quality right back short of a really decent squad. 


There’s been plenty of this “good squad” chat since pre season. With May and Holt in and Wright back it’s now incumbent on them to start living up to that.

Next two games aren’t ideal right enough...
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3 minutes ago, ali_91 said:

That’s a positive signing. Although I thought the same about Goss, so will wait and see. 

Holt feels less of a gamble than Goss was.

Holts profile feels like exactly the type of signing we should be making, along with May. Mid-20s but plenty of experience in this division, transfermarkt has Holt having 98 Premiership games under his belt.

Rangers fans talking about how hard working he is, we need some legs in the middle of the park, and he seems to be technically impressive too. 

Even if he fails I think this is a signing we all agree with.

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Goalkeepers

1. Zander Clark (27) -2022

12. Elliot Parish (29) – 2021

48. Max Johnstone (20) -2020

45. Ross Sinclair (18) – 2021 ­­– on loan at Brechin

 

 

Defenders

2. Wallace Duffy (20) -2021

21. Anthony Ralston (20) – 2020 – on loan from Celtic

6. Steven Anderson (33) - 2020 

23. Liam Gordon (23) - 2021

15. Jason Kerr (22) – 2022

5. Madis Vihmann (23) – 2020 – on loan from Flora 

3. Scott Tanser (24) - 2021

Midfielders

7. Drey Wright (24) - 2020

10. David Wotherspoon (29) - 2021

8. Murray Davidson (31) - 2020 + 1

4. Ross Callachan (25) - 2020

26. Liam Craig (32) - 2020

19. Jason Holt (26) - 2020 -on loan from Rangers

18. Ali McCann (19) - 2020  

33. Matty Kennedy (24) - 2020

11. Danny Swanson (32) - 2020

Forwards

16. David McMillan (30) - 2020

9. Chris Kane (24) - 2020

17. Michael O'Halloran (28) – 2021

14. Stevie May (26) – 2021 + 1

22. Callum Hendry (21) - 2020 

Getting there lads. 

 

Kyle McClean mutually consented as I was about to send this post. That’s a strange one. 

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TBF McLean is well down the pecking order now.

Davidson, Holt, Craig, McCann all easily ahead of him. An argument Wotherspoon goes in there too, and Callachan is still hanging about.

He'll walk into a top flight Northern Irish side after his Linfield loan last season.

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So we line up how?

                    Clark

Ralston  Kerr  Gordon  Tanser

Wright  Holt Davidson Kennedy

                    MOH

                    May

Something like that? 

That's a decent team with a good bench. Agree they need to step up but that defence is worryingly young. 

edit - and virtually no defensive depth. 

edit 2 - FFS just realised I wrote Clarke again, risking the Wrath of Tam

 

 

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Just now, Valentino Bolognese said:

So we line up how?

                    Clarke

Ralston  Kerr  Gordon  Tanser

Wright  Holt Davidson Kennedy

                    MOH

                    May

Something like that? 

That's a decent team with a good bench. Agree they need to step up but that defence is worryingly young. 

Yup, a lot of pressure on Ralston, Holt and May to hit the ground running. 

Then again, none of us have any real hopes for the Aberdeen/Rangers game, so they've nothing to lose as they settle in.

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Defence aside, that's the best-looking Saints team I can recall. Unless we bring in a couple of impressive reinforcements at the back, our gameplan must surely be to go for the jugular and hope we score more goals than the opposition. If we approach matches too conservatively, we could be in a spot of bother.

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Not sure what to make of the McClean departure? An indication we haven't managed to shift a more obvious candidate and someone had to be cut from the squad before Holt could sign, or something that has been on the manager's mind? 

I liked him for what he was, a young guy making his way in the game but maybe the impact on McCann gave TW second thoughts on him? 

Think everyone will be pleased with Holt but then, as said, the same was true of Scougall and Goss in the centre of the park. Again as said though, he knows this league better. Would have been nice to have him in before the last day but better late than never. 

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3 minutes ago, Radford said:

Not sure what to make of the McClean departure? An indication we haven't managed to shift a more obvious candidate and someone had to be cut from the squad before Holt could sign, or something that has been on the manager's mind? 

I liked him for what he was, a young guy making his way in the game but maybe the impact on McCann gave TW second thoughts on him?

Yeah really didnt see that coming. Im hoping its to free up a wage for 1 more rather than was needed to free up the wage for Holt, but cant complain if it is the latter. Still young enough to keep around though, could see him becoming a player rather than one of the Comrie/Greg Hurst types who seem to hang around into early 20s when its clear they are never going to make it for us.

Maybe we were trying to loan him out again but after a successful loan last season he felt he should either get his shot or move on?

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Just now, Mr Positive, sometimes. said:

If he wanted to play then surely the best for him instead of sitting in the stand every week here. 

Could he not have gone on loan then? Maybe he has an permanent offer he wants to take up, we'll see in the next few days.

A month ago, the manager was raving about him though. 

Are we really gonna end up stuck with McMillan? 

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Just now, Radford said:

Could he not have gone on loan then?

Just a pure guess but maybe hes worried about being one of those perennial "one year deal, sit in the stands" youngsters we seem to collect, so has decided a complete fresh start elsewhere is better.

Or he's maybe wanting to head home and try and sort a deal out over there in the next week or so, I don't imagine he'd struggle to get a club in that league.

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