These long international breaks in the first quarter of a season can be a bit disruptive. It's not as if we have many players called up for international duty nor would our games clash with the increasingly unorthodox Scotland game timings
That rare collector's item - a semi-final appearance - offered a bit of a diversion but now it's time to get back into the familiar groove and build up a head of steam before our next disruption a Scottish cuptie.
We've a difficult run of 3 away games coming up - Albion, Ayr and Inverurie and in fact only 4 of the 10 games up to the New Year are at Gayfield.
By all accounts, we hit something like form in the defeat to Queens and that will be needed to get us going through this challenging but also critcial stage of the season.
Source: Lichties Mad