Cedric Itten

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Graemeh89

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Don’t think he’s showed much yet to demand a place in the 11 , great goal at Motherwell , but nowhere near first choice at the minute. Maybe one for the next couple of years rather than now.
 

Shota

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No pressure for him to come straight in tbh. Happy for him to settle first, showed glimpses of what he can do when he’s been on.
 

9inaBo

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The 3 strikers who have been selected ahead of him have all had a major impact in the last 3 games. He’ll get his chance, we’re just strong in that department at the moment, similar to the centre half situation.
 

Dalmuirbear

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He will get game time and it’s good that the pressure is off the guy given how things are going.

I also suspect we thought Alfie would have been away so he would then have featured more.

Good options on front areas and all will play their part in what will hopefully be a long and successful season.
 

TQ3

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I think it’s really good man management. When we bought Roofe we got an experienced striker, who can lead the line and play within the system pretty much straight away. He is used to British football and the conditions we have to play in.
Cedric has the luxury to bed in as a younger player, and find his feet, adjust to the system and to life in Scotland. I think he has a bit of experience of playing on plastic pitches in previous leagues, so that may give him the edge on certain occasions too.
I like the big man, especially his 2nd goal, a real sniffers chance.
 

section5

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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.
His time will come he was bought for the future
 

thenorthseabear

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It’s good to see that we finally have plans in place for replacing players that will be leaving.
Bassey for Barisic
Itten for Morelos
Patterson will be 21 when Tav is in his early 30s.
Even Katic and Edmundson will be reaching their peak when Goldson / Hellander leave or are getting on a bit.
 

Teddyjohn

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I think he was signed with the expectation that Morelos would’ve been away. Itten will get his chance, he just has to be ready to seize his opportunity when it comes.
 
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Earl of Leven

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He's alright-ish and not ready yet to dislodge Alfie....same with Roofe who can't be fully fit yet. These guys need to train hard, and a chance will come.
 

Midfield General

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I don't think there is a problem and he will offer us something different with his aerial ability.Last season 25% of his goals were headers.if Alfie goes I don't think Jermaine can play 2/3 times a week and I think Kemar will miss games based on his injury absences in the past few seasons.
 

wilso10

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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!

I'm looking for the reason(s) as to why we think he might not be playing as much as we might expect on a football forum where we discuss and debate such topics. Big bloody difference between that and looking for something "wrong" as you suggested.
 

Mr Wilton

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I'm looking for the reason(s) as to why we think he might not be playing as much as we might expect on a football forum where we discuss and debate such topics. Big bloody difference between that and looking for something "wrong" as you wrongly suggested.
Personally I think he’s playing as much as I thought he would, more so with Morelos staying. There’s overthinking it, he will get chances and I’m sure he will take them.
 

EssexBear

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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.
I think he better than Roofe !
 

LLLG

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He said himself he needs to bulk up to play in this league and I assume that’s what’s happening
 

Frank Burnside

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He was bought for the future (a future without Morelos) not right now. I think next season we'll see a lot more of him, especially through the middle with Roofe & Kent either side of him.
 

wilso10

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Personally I think he’s playing as much as I thought he would, more so with Morelos staying. There’s overthinking it, he will get chances and I’m sure he will take them.

That's fair enough, I maybe expected him to play a little more given the financial outlay, age and him coming off a fairly hot goalscoring season in Switzerland but I'm not working with the guy on a full-time basis. I'm sure he'll come good, his goals against Motherwell alone suggest so.
 

rupertdabear

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Probably something to do with the fact that a team is only allowed 11 players on the pitch and the current crop on the team sheet are winning matches .
Leave the team selection to our management team . Seems to be working quite well like that is it not .I'm sure Itten will get his chance when injuries and suspensions kick in during the season
 

ronadamus_prime

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People forget that when the Tarriers first loaned in Odsonne Edouard, that his minutes were very limited to begin with. Until nearer the end of the season. Once the talk of Dembele leaving started to intensify. They then bought him and sold Dembele. He's being coached and although his minutes are limited atm, he's being given time to adapt and adjust.
 

Jimbo 1690

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I'm not suggesting there are any issues nor I am having a dig at the management team for not playing him more regularly, which I can see a few posters seemed to have suggested here. I'm merely curious about the lack of game time he's getting given his last decent run out saw him put in a fantastic performance.
Tbh after the two goals I thought the management would have tried to build on that obvious confidence and play him again in the next league game, must be difficult for him getting small bit parts here and there then finally when he does shine after getting another small bit part, he’s left out again
 

tambourineman

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I'm not suggesting there are any issues nor I am having a dig at the management team for not playing him more regularly, which I can see a few posters seemed to have suggested here. I'm merely curious about the lack of game time he's getting given his last decent run out saw him put in a fantastic performance.
The lack of time is because Alfie then Defoe then Roofe were started before him or came on as a sub. We won all those games so when should he have started/been subbed on? Roofe scored a wonder goal, Defoe a lovely goal and Alfie a winner. There is just no place for him at the minute. There will be.
 

QueensferryCR3Bear

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Simply, Itten is 3/4 choice striker just now. We play with 1 most of the time. Hence we might not see a lot of him.

When Defoe retires and if Alfie gets sold then he'll come up the pecking order. If he nets a few he might sneak up the order too.
 

Scotitch

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TBH after the little I had seen of the Polish lot I was surprised at Roofe starting, expected Alfie or Itten to give us a bit more physical presence and hold up play. Itten will be fine though he is a young lad settling into a new culture and we have no need to rush him.
 

The Golden God

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New country etc, all the cliches, but are cliches for a reason.

Still settling in and our attacking play has been excellent so there was no need for him to have to hit the ground running straight away.
 

gordy73

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Seems to keep picking up silly wee injuries and knocks. Maybe it's the intensity in training that his body is needing to adapt to
 

wilso10

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The lack of time is because Alfie then Defoe then Roofe were started before him or came on as a sub. We won all those games so when should he have started/been subbed on? Roofe scored a wonder goal, Defoe a lovely goal and Alfie a winner. There is just no place for him at the minute. There will be.

Wouldn't it be great if football was as black and white as this post. Would make these conversations a lot easier. I could counter your post and say, what if we had started Itten last Sunday and he scored a hat-trick?

Anyway, no cause for concern, we're winning games and that's the important thing here but it is rather curious.
 

DylanGer

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Good position to be in when you make a relatively big signing and it's not really mattered he's not played a big role.

Obviously bought as an emerging player and to develop but I would argue slightly concerning he's not been seen more and that suggests he simply hasn't done enough to get more game time.

No reason to panic for sure but I would think the player will be a little disappointed he's not made more of an impact.
 

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I was surprised and, to be honest, disappointed , that against Livingston, he didn't start.

Defoe's obviously gone and proved it was a good move to start him in that game, but I think the point remains, Defoe won't be here next year and Itten hopefully has a long future at Ibrox ahead of him.

Hamilton next Sunday looks like an ideal chance to give him a game.
 

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Hehaw

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What I think is going is that, he hasn't had a brake or a pre season. His league finished and he signed for us a day later.

We won't see a lot of Itten until the Jan/Feb mark I would imagine.
 
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