The League Cup group stages are over for another year and some players have made some really good impressions in the early season openers.
Whilst Premiership sides like Motherwell and Ross County coasted through to the last 16, other like St Johnstone and St Mirren struggled against their lower league opposition.
These games have been good indicators as to where teams are at ahead of their respective league campaigns. Some players also proved they could be ready for big terms this year.
Here are four players in particular who caught the eye in the 2019 League Cup group stages.
The shining light for Hearts from the past four games, Halkett has started his life in Gorgie brilliantly.
He’s scored twice in three games with an assist to boot. Not only has he been assured defensively, but he’s also been Craig Levein’s big goal threat in the past four games.
It’s an encouraging start that will likely see him start the Premiership opener against Aberdeen.
Allan returned to Hibs this summer and big things are expected from him. He’s started his third stint in Leith with some brilliant League Cup group stage performances.
Goals against Arbroath and Stirling Albion have been coupled up with his part in bringing out the best in Florian Kamberi.
The Swiss talisman looks in good form ahead of the Premiership campaign, thanks in no small part to the service his midfield partner is giving him.
It’s so far so good for Allan in Leith.
Northern Irishman Donnelly had a frustrating first season at Motherwell. The centre-back rarely featured and even when he did play, the defender didn’t look like star quality.
This season though it’s all different. Stephen Robinson has moved him into CDM and it’s working wonders for player and club. Donnelly has scored four cracking goals in four games, looking fitter and stronger in the tackle.
His new role is somewhere he seems much more suited to and if he keeps this level of performance up in the league, a big season lies ahead for him.
Lamie had scored three goals his whole career prior to the start of this season. Four League Cup games later though and the Livingston defender has doubled that tally.
The defender Is currently Livingston’s top scorer after a fantastic League Cup run. They need someone at the back to replace the goals current Hearts man and Livi’s joint-top scorer from last term Halkett scored from centre-back last year.
Lamie is proving he can be that man.