Well that's us played the Betfred games and had a wee look at our new signings, and how the team is coming along. Still to play a Premiership team though so will wait tio see how we fair against Motherwell next weekend before making my mind up fully.
Right now my thoughts are that from midfield to attack we're where I thought we'd be, solid in midfield and providing the attacking players chip in with their customary goals we'll be fine. Souda and Dykes look decent enough up front, and Devane and Devlin should give good support up the wings. Bartley looks a good solid holding midfielder that will orchestrate things from defence, and Crawford is another dynamo to break up play in midfield.
Again as expected, our weaker areas are GK and defence, the keepers look competent enough, not as good as what we've had the last two seasons but I think they'll do well enough. Defence has options, thank goodness, on the whole I think we'll do ok, but Pepe is going to be one player that gives me the fear, always looks a mistake waiting to happen, and he'll be severely tested next game against Motherwell. If we come through that one with anything i'll be delighted, and a lot more confident about us doing well (no pun intended).
On a positive note, there are some other teams that have had a disaster of a Betfred group stage, St Johnstone look a mess, and a lot weaker than last season, St Mirren still look relegation candidates, Accies are just Accies, prob going to survive but look like a team we can get above. Hearts also haven't started great, have no doubt they'll be around 5th-7th, but I have no fear about playing them.
Sevco look a lot stronger, but points against them are a bonus anyway, so i'm not going to be too disappointed if we don't get points off them this season (hopefully we can get something in home games again though). And I don't think Ross County will be a soft touch, they look like us from last season, I think they'll take points off most teams and be a tough team to play.
Optimistic we can get above St Mirren, Accies and St Johnstone, but will wait till after the league opener before making a final prediction.