It is hard to remember a time where it felt the transfer window wasn’t open. With the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty around the transfer market it has led to a prolonged period of speculation and rumour. We are approaching the end in Scotland, and the 12 top-flight sides have had plenty time to shape their squads.
There is under three weeks remaining for any final tweaks to be made. Most teams look, on paper, in decent enough shape. For some, however, the coming days and weeks could prove crucial for the season ahead.
With that in mind we have looked at one area where clubs may well look to strengthen before the window shuts next month.
1. Aberdeen - left-back
Andy Considine has proven himself to be a dependable left-back for Aberdeen over the years, while Jonny Hayes has been fielded at wing-back. If Derek McInnes does play with a four, a natural left-back in the mould of Greg Leigh would be a good addition, and potentially someone to play at right wing-back if the back three persists.
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2. Celtic - left-back
Neil Lennon has admitted he is content with the squad at his disposal but also confirmed that left-back would be a position they would like to strengthen if given the chance. With a switch to a back three, a more attacking option could be useful to compliment Greg Taylor.
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3. Dundee United - striker
It is of no shock to anyone that the Tannadice side have missed the influence of Lawrence Shankland in attack during the start of the season. Nicky Clark and Louis Appere have both put in some fine performances but it was no surprise when links emerged to former striker Pavol Safranko.
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4. Hamilton Academical - centre-midfield
Accies have not only had the lowest share of possession in the league (40.8%) but also the lowest success rating (58.9%). There is plenty of willingness and graft in their midfield options but a player who could help direct the team’s play and allow them to have the ball more would be most welcome.
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