Teams up and down the Scottish Premiership have been making moves this transfer window, most clubs finished with their incoming business.
With an extended period to bring in players from other clubs, the window open to the start of next month, managers have been bolstering their squads as the 2020/21 campaign gets underway. We may only be six games in, but already some bits of business look very shrewd.
NTOF takes a look at six of the best Premiership signings of the summer window so far.
Ross McCrorie – Aberdeen
The defensive utility man has moved to Pittodrie on a season-long loan deal from Rangers, with a permanent deal to be penned next summer. Whilst only playing a handful of games, it’s clear the Rangers loanee will be key for Derek McInnes.
Capable of playing right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield, McCrorie has been a standout for the Dons so far this term.
Luke Bolton – Dundee United
Bolton arrived at Tannadice on loan from Manchester City. With fellow winger Paul McMullan out injured, the Man City loanee has had time to prove to Micky Mellon early on he deserves a regular place on United’s right flank.
With pace and trickery in abundance, Bolton’s willingness to drive at defenders has been eye-catching in the early stages of this season.
Jak Alnwick – St Mirren
Having spent last season at Blackpool, Alnwick arrived at St Mirren Park this summer with a point to prove, having watched his Rangers spell not quite pan out as he would have hoped.
With the unenviable task of replacing Vaclav Hladky, Alnwick has kept two clean sheets and turned in particularly brilliant displays against Rangers and St Johnstone.
Danny McNamara – St Johnstone
Callum Davidson used his contacts from his previous role at Millwall to land one of their promising right-backs on loan for the season. Despite only being a loan player, McNamara has made the position his own.
He’s started every game for Davidson and impressed in all six of them with confident play on the ball and assured defending.
Alex Gogic – Hibs
Since the departure of Marvin Bartley and Mark Milligan , Hibs have missed a no-nonsense CDM in the middle of the park. Step forward Gogic, who arrived on a free from Hamilton in the summer.
His battling qualities shown in South Lanarkshire have moved to Leith, with the Cypriot now a key cog in Ross’ midfield. His absence against Aberdeen in Hibs’ only defeat of the season was clear, showing how big a player he has become at Easter Road already.
Joe Shaughnessy – St Mirren
Another piece of business done by Buddies boss Jim Goodwin, the former St Johnstone captain is now a Buddie following his time at Southend. He has really helped put the shine on a new-look Paisley backline.
His simple but effective approach to defending has brought brilliant balance to Goodwin’s defence, with partner Conor McCarthy well-suited to playing from the back. After a tough year at Roots Hall, Shaughnessy has picked up his old McDiarmid Park form in black and white.