Cedric Itten

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Neilstonger

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The manager explained clearly his reasons for starting Roofe and not Morelos last night. I suspect he and his management team have a plan for introducing Itten into the team at the appropriate times. I would trust them.
 

vinnie

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I think Itten is an unconditioned diamond. Gerrard rates him, you can tell. But I think from what I’ve read heard from SG and CI so far, the gaffer wants him to play across the front not just no.9. He needs to get used to the system.

he’ll be fine.
 

AdiCR2

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For Itten see Morelos when he first sighed. Will score goals in cameos but is nowhere near ready to be our leading striker. When Morelos leaves, that’s when Itten has got to step up.

He is class but he’s not ready yet and that’s not a criticism
 

KensingtonBlue

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He's a top player, the fact he isn't playing is a good thing - it shows you just how good we are right now that we have the luxury of having a prolific Swiss international striker sitting on the bench.
 

RFC_LOYAL

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No need to rush him in the way things are going. Afford him the time to settle in, understand not only the style we play but the nature of Scottish football.
 

Scarlett

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Itten has looked a wee bit better every appearance. He's clearly got the ability, but with 3 other strikers fit and firing why rush him.

Imo he was bought on potential and will be gradually introduced to the team.
 

Blaze Of Glory

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Reminds me of when my dad was trying to explain women to me years ago. "If your wife buys you two ties and you are wearing one of them, she'll ask if you don't like the other one". We're really fortunate to have a first team that's firing at the moment and have quality in reserve that we can call on if required too. He'll play his part when needed this season I'm sure then he'll play a bigger part in our quest for 56.
 

Puggy

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Nothing is going on with him, we have 4 strikers and can only play 1. He will get his chance, we will rotate a bit as the season gets heavier. December is a heavy month.
 

wilso10

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For Itten see Morelos when he first sighed. Will score goals in cameos but is nowhere near ready to be our leading striker. When Morelos leaves, that’s when Itten has got to step up.

He is class but he’s not ready yet and that’s not a criticism

Not really true, Morelos was starting just about every league game right from the off and was scoring goals. Albeit back then he didn't have the same level of competition Itten does today.
 

AdiCR2

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Not really true, Morelos was starting just about every league game right from the off and was scoring goals. Albeit back then he didn't have the same level of competition Itten does today.
Morelos wasn’t ready when he first signed. He was scoring goals in cameos like I said?
 

Brasstacks

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I can't think of many that have come in and featured heavily from the outset under Gerrard. He seems to like to give players cameo's for quite a while - certainly the younger players he has bought.

He will contribute this season.
 

gboyle1872

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he's a young lad. the plan will be to invest time in him first to develop his skills further, get him training with the likes of Defoe and learning. I never expected to see much of him this season.
 

Mr Wilton

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He's 24 next month so I'd hardly say he is "young" but given you think I am looking for something wrong you can be excused for talking rubbish here.
I get he's got some tough competition ahead of him but is it just that? Carrying an injury? Not doing it in training?

You're not looking for something wrong? You can be excused for posting rubbish too!
 

stein and johnston

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His time will come. He just has to be patient.. The lad will know he’s at a massive club and will realise he can’t just walk into the starting 11.
 

Sutton_Blows_goats

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Whast going on with him?

Hes had a few knocks and is behind Roofe and Morelos in the pecking order.

He will get games, its a long season with a packed schedule.
 

LarkfiedLoyalNS

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Can’t see him featuring much at all this season as some one else said he could be on a programme to be physically prepared for more games next year when Alfredo will be away.
 

Corkinator

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What do we think is going on with this guy?

Since that fantastic cameo at Motherwell a couple of weeks back he's barely featured which has surprised me, felt like that was the game that would really elevate his presence in the team but it appears to have went the opposite direction. I get he's got some tough competition ahead of him but is it just that? Carrying an injury? Not doing it in training?

The gaffer will have his reasons obviously, I'm just not sure what they are.
He’s there to progress, he’s not Gona be a first team player just now, I reckon it will be next season until we see more of him.
 

Jack Burton

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I think he’s shown enough to suggest he can be a good player for us. He can finish and has a great touch and vision.

I genuinely believe there’s a lot more to come from Cedric and will be a good signing long term.
 

greggakd

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He has said in an interview that the gaffer has explained its a long term project with him. I like the looks of what we’ve seen in his short time, and if you consider the likes of borna, helander, aribo etc then I think we need to learn to keep calm on some players
 

Punt13

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The lack of patience and looking at the long term of some supporters is incredible.

For the first time in a decade we have a strong competitive young squad who will all play their part at some point.
 

DunantBlue

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There is no worry with this guy. The coaching team are managing him well. He is happy to be at the club and understands where he is and the situation. He will play a role this season, and will be important next season.
 

DelPiero

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He’s a new signing, in a new country and he’s been injured.

I know it’s not a common thing amongst our support, particularly on here, but if we could all settle down and give the guy some time I think that would be for the best.
 

SmileyBear

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He just has to bide his time he will be a good player for us as he is big strong and has good touch we will need all the players this season.
 

cav

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I think it'll be next season before we see the best of Itten and Hagi tbh,some players take time to adapt to the game here.
As shite as it is technically the sheer physicality of it sees plenty of good players struggle for a while.
Borna being the most recent example.
 

Tagsbear

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No matter how good things are going folk always have to have 'concerns' about something.

Gerrard trusts him enough to throw him on at Parkhead, he'll be fine.
 

watty200

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The Swiss actually finished their league season therefore Cedric was playing until 3rd August. He signed for us on the 4th and came off the bench for his debut on the 9th.

He'll still be adapting to the league and given he's not had a pre-season similar to his team mates i think it's fair to give him a bit of time to settle in. We're sorting goals from all over the park so it's not as though he's been expected to come in and hit the ground running.
 

GeckoBear29

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I think we won’t see the best of him till next season like Barisic or Kent to a degree. It makes perfect sense to use this year to help him develop while Morelos is still here
 

Aww Skew

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He’ll get his chance but he’s rightly behind Morelos and Roofe in the pecking order. The likelihood is we’ll have potentially another 40+ games this season, he’ll play his part
 

GeckoBear29

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The Swiss actually finished their league season therefore Cedric was playing until 3rd August. He signed for us on the 4th and came off the bench for his debut on the 9th.

He'll still be adapting to the league and given he's not had a pre-season similar to his team mates i think it's fair to give him a bit of time to settle in. We're sorting goals from all over the park so it's not as though he's been expected to come in and hit the ground running.
Great point Watty. I forgot he never got a break in between
 
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