2018-19 Diary Week 7
It is good to be able to talk about our own players on what is usually an international break for us.
Stephen O’Donnell featured in both Scotland’s matches, starting against Albania and was arguably one of the best players on the pitch.
I will be very surprised if he has not done enough to retain his place for the Israel game.
We had a lot of fans worried about the lack of signings during the transfer window but it would appear that the wealth of talent Steve Clarke now has at his disposal should dispel their fears.
We have not even seen some of the new players yet, and both Jack Byrne and Bright Enobakhare come with impressive reputations.
With Greg Kiltie, Dom Thomas and Rory Mackenzie also knocking on the manager’s door again, the competition for places is intense.
We could struggle a wee bit for a centre half at times but I am sure Clarke will address that in January.
It looks like the fears of Boydie's testimonial dinner turning into a Sash Bash were unfounded, which can only auger well for the match to follow.
Fans were understandably concerned when the dinner was scheduled to be held in Glasgow and one of the nominated charities was a Rangers one, but reports coming in are favourable from anyone who was there.