The wages issue was clearly not uppermost in the players’ minds as they swept aside the team that is currently best of the rest. However, for one player it has all got too much. While I can understand Ryan Stevenson’s personal circumstances, I think he should have shown a bit more commitment to the club that plucked him from Second Division obscurity and gave him the platform that has led to a Scotland call-up. He has made his decision, but, to my mind, he should not be allowed to play for us again when the wages issue is resolved.
We now head to Pittodrie for a difficult game. The scheduling, even by SPL standards, is poor, being an evening kick-off, but it is vital we continue our good recent form going into the New Year derby.