USING youngsters is a necessity for Falkirk and Hamilton; the First Division is not as competitive as last year; Alloa have a good chance at promotion; Brechin are doing very well under Ray McKinnon; and drums are more often than not a irritant.
WITH the first round of matches between the sides in the Third Division almost complete, we take at how each of the teams have performed so far. Imagine this article in the style of a school boy’s report card; expect plenty of “see me after class”-style comments.
THE International break has come at an appropriate time for many clubs. Thistle have time to ponder Hugh Murray’s role at the club; Raith Rovers can look to get Pat Clarke fit; Mark McGuigan has further time to adapt at Albion Rovers; East Fife can get their act together; and Rangers ought to plan ahead.
GRANT MURRAY has some way to go to knock Jim Jeffries off his perch; Steven Craig can flourish at Partick Thistle; Stranraer can turn Stair Park into a fortress; Stirling Albion must strengthen their resolve after conceding; and the good times may finally be coming back to Clyde.
WITH Rangers’ demotion into the lowest tier of Scottish football, the Third Division has suddenly become the focus of unprecendented attention: will the Ibrox club stroll through the league? Can Queen’s Park turn slick passing into sustained success? And just who will finish bottom?