Tuesday’s defeat was horrendous and a shock to the system for every fan who thought Brendan Rodgers appointment could, on its own, transform the fortunes of this team. It was never likely to be that simple. Money was always going to need spending. Some of the players were always going to be playing for the futures.
Others just don’t have any to play for.
So let’s take a look at the starting line-up and a few of the subs and whether or not they have a long term future at the club and can be part of the long term plan.
With any luck there will be an internal discussion along these lines at Lennoxtown, and if Brendan Rodgers is as good a manager as we think he is there will hopefully be some of the same conclusions.