There can be little more satisfying experiences for a manager than seeing two new strikers get on the score sheet so quickly. Oliver Burke and Timo Weah have scored twice since making their debuts on Saturday. With Vakoun Issouf Bayo taking a halftime bow and Odsonne Edouard back in training, December’s scenario when Mikey Johnston was asked to play as striker seems a distant memory.
All Celtic can do to increase their lead at the top of the table is to continue to win and watch what happens below. Kilmarnock moved into second place with a win over Newco last night, but they travel to fourth placed Aberdeen on Saturday, who, if they win, would be the third team to occupy second place within four days.
Earlier this season, when Hearts were top of the table and enjoying lots of media accolade, I was asked by someone not too familiar with the game if Craig Levein was a good manager. At the time Craig was popping up everywhere, enjoying a glow of satisfaction. “No. Craig Levein is not a good manager” was my reply. The Edinburgh are sixth and sinking fast. Craig Levein’s performances have returned to the norm.