First time back at FP in a while last night so obviously good to see a win. All told, I thought we did what was required without ever really setting the heather on fire, however at this stage in the (pre) season I don't think we could expect much more.
I was very impressed with big Sammon though, I had always seen him as more in the Curtis Main style battering ram, however he was surprisingly good with the ball at his feet, looked to play others in several times and took his goals well. It was a pity that we resorted to route-1 stuff in the last 20 minutes or so of the game as he looked more effective being played in. Would have been interesting to see him with someone like Bigi as I think Sammon's strengths would work well with someone with more of an eye for a threaded pass.
Cadden was the standout (as others have said), looked hungry and a lot more akin to the Cadden of a couple of years back when he first broke through. Campbell was also solid, and Rose did his usual donkey work with aplomb. At the back, Cedric looked a bit shaky although it was good to see him going on a few wanders up through the midfield. McHugh was excellent I thought, the whole team looked more balanced with him in defence - it'll be interesting to see how we accommodate him and Hartley without sacrificing something from the midfield. Ultimately if Cedric leaves then moving McHugh back permanently would be a no-brainer.
Elsewhere, Frear looked more dangerous in the second half when he remembered he can run, Liam Donnelly looked a bit of a bombscare and ATS showed a few nice touches when he came on.
All things considered I'm quite positive for the season ahead providing that the new signings come on to a game. It's clear that the focus of Robinson's recruitment so far has been to give us more strength in depth along very similar lines to what we already have, rather than trying to drastically change the way we play. Assuming we don't lose anyone (although it wouldn't surprise me if a couple were away), our first XI is strong but the test will be when injuries and suspensions start to bite. With any luck we won't have the same drop off in form that we saw in November/December. As ever, so much will depend on how other teams around us have strengthened, although outwith what you'd probably think of as the top 4 no-one seems to have made huge strides.