AS the infamous January transfer window comes to a close, Brig reveals its top moves of the month in Scottish Football’s topflight. In what is a notoriously difficulty time to add quality, some clubs have fared better than others.
Whilst many teams seek to add one or two players, Hearts have required yet another rebuild of what is already a relatively bloated squad as they attempt to detach themselves from the foot of the table. In a bid to bring more goals to the team, Hearts have secured the services of Northern Ireland international, Liam Boyce.
Striker Boyce, formally of Ross County, will provide a much-needed edge to a toothless forward line, previously scoring nearly 50 goals in the Scottish Premiership.
The front man has already proved to be a match winner for his new club, having scored the winner in a 2-1 win against 2nd place Rangers. Boyce will undoubtedly score goals for Hearts (if he can remain fit) and is likely to be the difference at the bottom of the table.
Moving to the top half of the table, Aberdeen have been active in the transfer window, bringing in winger Matty Kennedy and midfielder Dylan McGeough. Former Hibee McGeough has been brought in to help solve what has been a problem area for Aberdeen this season.
Other notable movements in the premiership include Hibs’ moves for Marc McNulty and Stephane Omeonga. However the Leith club have failed to add bite to their midfield, which had been an area of concern. Kilmarnock brought in much needed firepower in the form of Nicke Kabamba, who could help revitalise Killie’s efforts for a top six finish.
Top two sides, Rangers and Celtic, also boosted their squads, with the latter arguably making the better signings. Midfielder Ismaila Soro joined the Parkhead club as the Hoops seek to replace the ever-present Scott Brown. Patrik Klimala also joined, and could prove a handy backup striker in the title run in.
Rangers did manage to secure the services of two new players in the final days of the window, however Florian Kamberi and Ianis Hagi appear to be rushed signings, with no real view further than the six months they will be at the club. With Rangers languishing seven points behind Celtic after topping the table in December, they may rue their lack of movement earlier in the window.
With no real marquee signings this was a quiet window, however most clubs find themselves in a better position in terms of quality as the second half of the season looms. Time will tell whether the chaotic month of January will prove to have a lasting impact on the rest of the league campaign.
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