St Mirren are bottom of the Premiership table this morning, one goal worse off than Hearts, but, on what we have seen from them and others this season, that is a false position. They passed the ball and defended well. If they can figure out how goals are scored, they will finish mid-table.
After an opening three minutes that promised a goal glut, Celtic struggled to find an opening until Mohamed Elyounoussi knocked Celtic’s third attempt in as many seconds into the unguarded net. James Forrest celebrated his newly signed four-year contract by adding a second within 5 minutes.
He will be 32-years-old when this contract expires – and by then, the most decorated footballer in Scottish football history!
This morning, Scott Bain also signed a new four-year contract. Scott was secure in his no. 1 position until injury during that fateful qualifier in August. Fraser Forster is unquestionably now first choice, even if Scott returns to fitness, but Scott showed enough last season to prove he is worthy of his place in the squad.