Andy Harrow, Shaughan McGuigan and Craig G Telfer bring you the Scottish Football Bucket List; all the reasons you need to visit the Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 and League 2 during the Premiership winter break.
- There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Rory McAllister scoring at least 20 goals a season. The Peterhead striker is a phenomenon, a perpetual source of goals and probably the most complete striker to have played in the lower leagues in the last decade. Mixing his physicality with under-rated technique and ruthlessness, McAllister is capable of scoring a wide range of goals on a remarkably consistent basis. He is more than capable of playing at a higher level but seems content at Balmoor and could be decisive in the Blue Toon winning their second league title. (CGT)
- Inverness Caledonian Thistle had a disappointing start to their first season back in the Championship, only winning once in the first two months. Since then, John Robertson’s troops have begun to pick up some form and, while they remain in the bottom half of the table, they started 2018 just three points off the play-offs. Home games against Queen of the South and Livingston in January might prove crucial in cementing their top-four aspirations. (AH)
- Few clubs have packed as many ups and downs as Livingston have racked up since moving from Meadowbank to West Lothian in 1995, but the current season is certainly sitting in the former category. As decisive as last season’s League 1 title success was, most observers probably expected them to take some time to acclimatise to life in the second tier, but they’ve hit the ground running, gate-crashing the upper echelons of the table and putting in some fine performances along the way. They may not have been among most people’s favourites to challenge for promotion but Livi look in fine fettle as we start the second half of the campaign. (SMcG)