Weíve got our club captain back fit, our stalwart left back and potential best left back in the country on the verge of returning and the best young centre half in the country also returning. All three will massively improve our starting 11.
Middleton (presuming that hasnít went tits up for any reason) will be a massive improvement on Newell, again improving our starting 11. Thatís 4 positions improved on what weíve had playing so far this season.
Weíve got two very winnable games coming up, one of which would put us within touching distance of a cup semi final if we win and the other which gives us a chance to push 5 ahead of Hearts already who get beat by Celtic next.
Scott Allan looks to be getting up to speed nicely with a goal in his first league game and possibly the assist of the season already in his second.
The returning players will improve the backline no end i agree but it's the midfield that needs sorting out and sharpish. I shiver at the thought of a cup semi at Hampden against any of the Uglies or Aberdeen with a midfield that contains allan, mallan and vela. Scary stuff.
Allan and 2 others for me...think Vela needs taken out the firing line till hes up to speed and as for Mallan I've no idea what hes bringing to the table these days now the assists and free kicks have dried up.
Let's hope for a signing to bolster that midfield and that will get things looking a lot more rosy for the coming weeks