Gary Mackay: Great start, but let’s not get cocky

Billy King has been impressive. Pic:  Ian Georgeson
Billy King has been impressive. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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This season so far has been like a parallel of what the Steven Pressley-led 2005 team did under George Burley.

Albeit in a lower division, we’re steamrollering teams early in matches and doing what Celtic and Rangers did in the past. If you get your work done early, it allows you to conserve energy or change things about a little. The international break has probably come at a bad time for us but the test will be to make sure we can come back in the same vein against Dumbarton.

Although we’re going well, we can’t get complacent or cocky because teams like Rangers, despite the turmoil they appear to be in, will keep on winning games. It’s satisfying when you look at the teams directly below us – Rangers and Raith Rovers – that the only points they have dropped have been against us. That shows the value of consistently winning games. It boosts our own tally, but also damages our rivals. It also shows that, if we keep going about our business properly, we should have nothing to fear.

Having said that, although everyone is entitled to their opinion, I’m not so sure it was a good idea for Soufian El Hassnaoui to come out at the weekend and dismiss our city rivals’ title hopes.

Billy King deserves a special mention for the way he is playing at the moment. I can remember seeing him play for his dad’s Cavalry Park Under-10s team and he was always a highly-talented player. Sometimes young players lose their way, but Billy certainly seems to have retained his ability.

It was disappointing to see a couple of his young team-mates, Scott Robinson and David Smith, told they could leave. I like both players but can see why the club, with such a big squad, might feel those two won’t feature prominently. It remains to be seen if the players themselves will be keen to take the option of leaving the club, though.

The supporters, once again, deserve massive credit. Some of our players will be astounded at the numbers that travelled to Raith Rovers and also the fact we got a full house for a home game against Falkirk. Nobody can take away the part that the supporters have played to get us into this position.