There was action and talking points galore in the Scottish Premiership last weekend as matchday 9 took place.
Of course some players stood out from the rest and here are our picks for the NTOF Team of the Week from matchday 9.
Jak Alnwick – St Mirren
Returning from his time in COVID-19 isolation during the 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock, Alnwick continued his impressive St Mirren form. He made a couple of standout saves but ultimately couldn’t keep everything out the net, despite his best efforts.
Hakeem Odoffin – Hamilton Accies
The defender has been a revelation for Brian Rice since his arrival from Livingston. He is now Hamilton’s top scorer with three goals and earned them a point with another headed effort during a 1-1 draw with Dundee United.
Kirk Broadfoot – Kilmarnock
Alex Dyer’s veteran defender is showing no signs of slowing down even in the latter years of his career. He was imperious again for Kilmarnock as they kept a clean sheet and secured three points.
Andy Considine – Aberdeen
Considine is the first of several Aberdeen players in this side. The Dons could have won by five or six away to Ross County in their 3-0 win but they did have to weather some Staggies storms, which Considine helped manage.
Scott Tiffoney – Livingston
We’re shoehorning him into right midfield but we have to get him in our team somehow. Gary Holt’s young attacker got a goal and an assist as Livingston beat St Johnstone 2-0 in West Lothian.
Marvin Bartley – Livingston
Speaking of Livi, their skipper was in brilliant form during their 2-0 win too. Against the experience of Liam Craig and Murray Davidson, the battler scrapped for everything and won the midfield battle almost single-handedly.
Lewis Ferguson – Aberdeen
Scorer of two penalties in Aberdeen’s 3-0 win over County, Ferguson continued his strong start to the season in Dingwall. He was a constant menace in attack and cleared up in midfield where required.
Aaron Tshibola – Kilmarnock
Tshibola has been an underrated gem in the Premiership this season. Again on Saturday he put in a hard-working display that allowed those in front like Chris Burke and Greg Kiltie to flourish.
Jonny Hayes – Aberdeen
Another Dons man, Hayes put in his usual tenacious performance at the Global Energy Stadium. His runs up and down the line tortured Stuart Kettlewell’s men as they struggled to deal with the Irishman.
Marley Watkins – Aberdeen
The fourth and final Dons star to feature in our XI, Derek McInnes’ Bristol City loanee got a crucial first goal in Aberdeen red at the weekend. He always puts in 100% for his team but now he’s broken his Premiership scoring duck.
A match-winning goal, an international call-up for DR Congo, another match-winner. It’s been some week for Nicke Kabamba as he made it four goals in as many games for Kilmarnock at the weekend.