He’s not on the bench tonight - only 5 subs in the League Cup - although he came on at Hamilton at the weekend and at home to Hamburg last midweek and started the weekend before. Tries hard but hasn’t set the world alight. Some signs on Sunday and early on here that Shaun Maloney is belatedly coming onto a bit of a game.
Indeed, or even take the extra step of making it free for season ticket holders. The board invariably don’t bother taking the option that would build up some goodwill with the support.
Standard enough fare from Celtic this season in the first half. Straightforward 4-4-2, with Hearts doubling up on McGeady and Maloney to curb most of the attacking threat.
Both have made a couple of chances and fired off a few shots but a goalscoring threat from the centre of midfield, al Petrov, would make all the difference in this team. Crosas and N’Guemo have been tidy in there without really stamping their authority on the game - just moving the ball onto the wide men for the most part.
We need to have a 4th line in our team to take advantage of space and give McCourt that free role in a 4-3-1-2 or 4-2-3-1 or something.