What a start to life at Hearts new signing Armand Gnanduillet has enjoyed. He came on in the 60th minute against Raith Rovers on Tuesday night, and in the last 10 minutes of the game helped himself to two goals.
There can be no better debut for a striker at a new club. The two goals that Gnanduillet has scored will present manager Robbie Neilson with a pleasing selection dilemma.
Next game could be pivotal
Hearts’ next game is against Dunfermline, who as it stands are their closest challengers in the Championship. The Tynecastle club are currently nine points clear of the Pars, having played a game more than them.
A win at Tynecastle on Saturday would have 12 points clear of Dunfermline, a lead which already looks like it will be enough to win the Championship title.
One wonders if Neilson will decide to pitch in Gnanduillet for his first Hearts start against Dunfermline. He has shown in only 30 minutes of football that he looks to have an eye for goal.
Two strikers in form
But then Neilson might decide to keep faith in Liam Boyce, who has scored three goals in his last two games. It is a most welcome dilemma for Neilson, and one that plenty of managers would love to have.
Perhaps he will team up Gnanduillet and Boyce. That might be a gamble though, as the players will need time to get a partnership together.
However, you have to imagine that whatever decision Neilson makes Hearts will be confident of finding the back of the net against Dunfermline. With the added goals of Gnanduillet, they could be very difficult to stop for the rest of the season.