The script was written. Dedryck Boyata was destined to open the scoring against Hamilton Accies yesterday. The only surprise was that this wasn’t followed by ‘a Dedryck moment’, as he mis-controlled for an equaliser. Brendan now has some big decisions to make about the player, but with Jozo Simunovic and Jack Hendry injured, we are down to only two fit central defenders heading into the games against Suduva and Newco, the latter after the transfer window closes (Marvin Compper isn’t even in the debate).
We continually hear that January is a difficult time to sign players. That being the case, we might get as much money for Dedryck then as now. I would also be concerned about signing a player a day or two before throwing him into an atmospheric (cough) capacity game. Especially if he is young.
Brendan has made his thoughts known on our defending this season, but yesterday’s footage from Fir Park will give him some ideas for this Sunday’s game. With so much in play, you feel there is a pivotal week ahead.