The Roofe is ready to go.

Burton blue

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Maybe a case of the gaffer not wanting to take any unnecessary risks, but would be great to see him on the pitch
These are the type of posts that are required to temper the expectations of the likes of myself that expect a routine 7-0 victory :D
ST Mirren will park the bus and make it very difficult it could be a very frustrating afternoon
 

AllyGer

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Be great to see him play, but I wonder if Gerrard will be reluctant given what happened to Ryan Kent last year on his debut.
 

BlueNoseBlueblood

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Keep those sort of results until after the window shuts to lull the Taigs into a false sense of security where they don’t think they need new players , then turn up the heat when they can’t do anything about it. There fans meltdown would be even sweeter as the would turn on their board
Love the strategy TT (we need more forward planning/thinking cunningly against them, however unnatural that might be) - but "they've" pulled the rug from under us since Good Friday so we've got to get ahead in GD if we can.
 

adamski

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St boo getting destroyed tomorrow, -2/3 the bet(6/4,7/2).
St Mirren gave us two really difficult games last season, both dreadful to watch. 1-0 both times.

I don't see Roofe as being anything but a sub today, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them stink the game out again
 

OohAhHuistra

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St Mirren gave us two really difficult games last season, both dreadful to watch. 1-0 both times.

I don't see Roofe as being anything but a sub today, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them stink the game out again
I’m going 3-0 but totally get where you’re coming from hopefully a lot better viewing than those mentioned but Goodwin does set them up well
 

Captain_Buns

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Gerrard himself said Roofe was around 10 days behind the rest of the squad fitness wise.

A cameo from the bench today at the most I reckon.
 

CaptainCourageous

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I don't think we will rush Roofe and rightly so.

He's not played a competitive game in 2020 and never really fully recovered from the ankle injury he sustained in the 2019. He had minor knee surgery, the ankle injury and a calf problem in 2019 which crept into 2020.

Not sure what he's played in terms of pre season matches, he did score a few weeks ago against Saint Etienne.
 

nessboy8

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Certainly good to have more forward options and a couple of new boys in who are desperate to play and make an early impression. It will hopefully give Alfredo a kick up the arse to. If he can start scoring might help him get some kind of form/sharpness back even if it only means we get a bit more money for him if/when he leaves. I dont think he would have taken Morelos off on Thursday unless he was planning to start him today.
 

spaceman2

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Roofe & Morelos on the bench, Itten starting is what I'm hoping for. If Alfie starts and performs like he has recently, got that horrible feeling we won't have scored by 70 minutes and then we'll be rushing the new guys on in a panic
 

Burgh-Ger

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He will be on the subs bench along with Alfredo Morelos.
It will be interesting to see who he goes with in midfield.
I want to see either Jack or Davis not play to make us more positive.
Arfield and Kamara will start with Aribo (my guess).
 

Torque_87

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I want the gaffer to go as attacking as we can today.

.........................itten
..kent...............Hagi........Roofe or Arfield
................aribo......jack
Barisic..Balogun..Goldson...tav
......................shagger
 

vinnie

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Calm down peeps. Manager picks the team, already said it might be too early for Roofe. Neither new boy has trained in the system yet.

hooooold
 

Oduwa

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Desperate to see him but give him a couple of weeks, we rushed Kent in last season and lost him for a month.
 

Balogun1

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We're putting 4 or 5 past these mugs tomorrow.
Would be good for us to really get in amongst the goals today and really give the lads on confidence boost. It’s always good for new players to get the monkey off their back early doors so hopefully Itten gets off the mark and Roofe also, if he gets any time.

No harm to boost the goal difference, regardless how early it is in the season.
 
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