SPL transfers: Ins and outs
The transfer window has slammed shut for another year. But it was more of a mild finale than a mad stampede on the final day of dealings in the SPL. Below, we take a look at all the arrivals and departures during the summer transfer market north of the border.
Ins: Stuart Nelson, goalkeeper (Norwich City); Jerel Ifil, defender (Swindon Town), Davide Grassi, defender; Gilli Sorensen, forward (TB Tvoroyrar);
Outs: Scott Severin, midfielder (Watford); Jamie Smith, midfielder; Lee Mair defender (St Mirren); Jon Bateman, goalkeeper (Peterhead, loan); Bertrand Bossu, goalkeeper.
Verdict: Mark McGhee has faced a frustrating summer on the transfer front but will be pleased he at least managed to bolster his defensive options.
Ins: Lukasz Zaluska, goalkeeper (Dundee Utd); Marc-Antoine Fortune, forward (Nancy, £3.8m); Landry N'Guemo, midfielder (Nancy, loan); Daniel Fox, defender (Coventry City, undisclosed); Josh Thompson, defender (Stockport County, undisclosed), Zheng Zhi, defender (subject to work permit);
Outs: Shunsuke Nakamura, midfielder (Espanyol); Bobo Balde, defender; Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, forward; Paul Hartley, midfielder (Bristol City); Scott Cuthbert, defender (Swindon Town, £100,000); Cillian Sheridan, forward (Plymouth Argyle); Kevin Cawley, forward (Ayr United); Ryan Strachan, defender (Peterhead); Ryan Marshall, goalkeeper (Stranraer); Cillian Sheridan, forward (Plymouth, loan); Massimo Donati, midfielder (Bari); Darren O'Dea, defender (Reading, loan), Mark Brown, goalkeeper (Kilmarnock, loan).
Verdict: At just under £4million all eyes are on Marc-Antoine Fortune to see if he can bag the goals to bring the SPL title back to Parkhead.
Ins: Danny Cadamarteri, forward (Huddersfield Town); Jennison Myrie-Williams, forward (Bristol City); Steve Banks, goalkeeper/coach (Hearts); Andy Webster, defender (Rangers, loan); Damian Casalinuovo, forward (Platense, undisclosed); Nicky Weaver, goalkeeper (Charlton Athletic);
Outs: Lukasz Zaluska, goalkeeper (Celtic); Sean Fleming, midfielder (Montrose); Gordon Pope, defender (Montrose); Fraser Milligan, defender (Montrose); Michael McGovern, goalkeeper (Ross County); Danny Grainger, defender (St Johnstone, undisclosed).
Verdict: Craig Levein looks to have pulled off another masterstroke in the transfer market following Danny Cadamarteri's early season form.
Ins: Josh Wagenaar, goalkeeper (Yeovil Town); Brian McLean, defender (Motherwell); Ryan Flynn, midfielder (Liverpool, loan); Marc Twaddle, defender (Partick Thistle, undisclosed); Alex MacDonald, midfielder (Burnley, loan); Danijel Marceta striker (Partizan Belgrade, loan); Vitor Lima, midfielder (Ethnikos Piraeus);
Outs: Michael Higdon, forward (St Mirren); Kevin McBride, midfield (Hibernian); Steve Lovell, striker; Patrick Cregg, midfielder (Hibernian); Dani Mallo, goalkeeper; Paul McLean, defender (Brechin City); Jay Lang, midfielder (Clyde); Mark Staunton, defender (East Fife).
Verdict: Ryan Flynn has made an early season impact but the pressure is still on Eddie May's men after a tough start to the campaign.
Ins: Marvin Andrews, defender (Raith Rovers); Izzy Iriekpen, defender (Bristol City); James Wesolowski, midfielder (Leicester City, loan); David Louhoungou, midfielder (Stade Rennais); Marco Paixao, forward (Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa); Flavio Paixao, forward (Benidorm); John Paul Kissock, midfielder (Everton); Luis Rubiales, defender (Alicante); Kevin Welsh, defender (Harestanes); Kyle Wilkie, midfielder (Stockport); Gary Mason, midfielder (St Mirren); Mickael Antoine-Curier, striker (Dundee, loan);
Outs: Chris Swailes, defender (Gateshead); Kenny Deuchar, forward (St Johnstone); Rocco Quinn, midfielder (Queen of the South); Derek Asamoah, forward, Stephen Ettien, forward; Brian Easton, defender (Burnley, £350,000), James McCarthy, midfielder (Wigan Athletic, £1.2m); Joel Thomas, forward (Colchester United, £125,000); Marc Corcoran, forward (Partick Thistle); Richard Offiong, forward (Carlisle, £75,000); Izzy Iriekpen, defender; Luis Rubiales, defender.
Verdict: There's little doubt Accies will miss James McCarthy following his big money move to Wigan but they've at least kept James McCarthur.
Ins: Ian Black, midfielder (Inverness Caledonian Thistle); Jesus Manuel Santana Abreu, forward (Tenerife); Dawid Kucharski, defender (Lech Poznan); Ismael Bouzid, defender (Ankaragucu); David Witteveen, forward (Red Bull Salzburg);
Outs: Robbie Neilson, defender (Leicester City); Christos Karapidis, defender (Omonia Nicosia); Bruno Aguiar, midfielder (Omonia Nicosia); Steve Banks, goalkeeper (Dundee United); Jonathon Fisher, midfielder (Clyde); Denis McLaughlin, forward (Dumbarton, loan).
Verdict: Csaba Laszlo has complained he's not been able to strengthen his strikeforce but midfielder Ian Black could yet prove to be his most significant signing.
Ins: Patrick Cregg, midfielder (Falkirk); Daniel Galbraith, forward (Manchester United); Kevin McBride, midfielder (Falkirk); Graham Stack, goalkeeper (Plymouth Argyle); Anthony Stokes, forward (Sunderland, undisclosed);
Outs: Grzegorz Szamotulski, goalkeeper; Denes Rosa, midfielder; Fabian Yantorno, midfielder (Chester); Damon Gray, forward (Berwick Rangers); Andrew McNeil, goalkeeper; Steven Fletcher, forward (Burnley £3m); Alan O'Brien, forward (Swindon Town); Rob Jones, defender (Scunthorpe, undisclosed); Ally Park, defender (Clyde); Oliver Russell, midfielder (Berwick Rangers); Ross Chisholm, midfielder (Shamrock Rovers); Ross Campbell, forward; Jordan Cropley, midfielder, Joe Keenan, midfielder; Jack Wilson midfielder.
Verdict: John Hughes has been able to replace Steven Fletcher with Anthony Stokes and if he can hit the goal trail he could well inspire Hibs.
Ins: Graeme Owens, midfielder (Middlesbrough); Mark Burchill, striker (Rotherham). Mark Brown, goalkeeper (Celtic, loan);
Outs: Allan Johnston, forward; David Lilley, defender (Queen of the South); Willie Gibson, midfielder (Dunfermline Athletic, undisclosed); Grant Murray, defender (Raith Rovers); Scott Anson, forward (Annan Athletic); Gary Locke, midfielder.
Verdict: The Ayrshire club have like so many other Scottish clubs been forced to tighten their belts but the signing of Mark Burchill could prove crucial.
Ins: Michael Fraser, goalkeeper (Inverness Caledonian Thistle); Steve Jennings, midfielder (Tranmere Rovers); Chris Humphrey, forward (Shrewsbury Town); Giles Coke, midfielder (Northampton Town); John Ruddy, goalkeeper (Everton, loan); Tom Hateley, midfielder (Reading), Lukas Jutkiewicz, forward (Everton, loan), Yassan Moutaouakic, defender (Charlton, loan);
Outs: Stephen Hughes, midfielder (Norwich City), Graeme Smith, goalkeeper (Brighton); Bob Malcolm, midfielder (Brisbane Roar); Brian McLean, defender (Falkirk); Steven Coutts, goalkeeper (Montrose); David Clarkson, forward (Bristol City, undisclosed); Paul Quinn, defender (Cardiff City, undisclosed); Steven Coutts, goalkeeper (Montrose).
Verdict: There's been plenty of movement at Fir Park as new boss Jim Gannon shuffles his pack. However, he'll be relying heavily on the Motherwell youngsters.
Ins: Jerome Rothen, winger (PSG, loan);
Outs: Christian Dailly, defender; Brahim Hemdani, midfielder; Dean Furman, midfielder (Oldham Athletic); Graeme Smith, goalkeeper (St Johnstone); Andy Webster, defender (Dundee United, loan); Barry Ferguson, midfielder (Birmingham City, £1.2m); Charlie Adam, midfielder (Blackpool £500,000); Alan Gow, forward (Plymouth, undisclosed), Aaron Niguez forward (end of loan), Andrius Velicka forward (Bristol City loan).
Verdict: Walter Smith moved on the last day of the transfer window to land Jerome Rothen but perhaps the most significant move was retaining key defender Madjid Bougherra.
Ins: Kenny Deuchar, forward (Hamilton Academical); Dave MacKay, defender (Livingston); Murray Davidson, midfielder (Livingston); Graeme Smith, goalkeeper (Rangers); Danny Grainger, defender (Dundee United, undisclosed); Filipe Morais, midfielder (Inverness Caledonian Thistle);
Outs: Steven Doris, midfielder (Arbroath); Kevin James, defender (Ayr United); Derek Holmes, forward (Queen of the South).
Verdict: Derek McInnes has been busy landing fresh new talent in a bid to keep the Saints in the SPL and he'll be expecting goals from Kenny Deuchar.
Ins: Lee Mair, defender (Aberdeen); Michael Higdon, striker (Falkirk); Paul Gallacher, goalkeeper (Dunfermline Athletic, undisclosed); Chris Innes, defender (Livingston);
Outs: Jim Hamilton, forward (Partick Thistle); Ryan McCay, defender; Will Haining, defender; Marc McAusland, defender (Queen of the South), Gary Mason, midfielder; Franco Miranda, defender; Scott Gair, defender (Clyde); Sean Crighton, defender (Montrose).
Verdict: The Buddies have strengthened their defence after signing a new keeper and two defenders as they look to shore up their back line.