Billy Davies returned to a familiar theme after Saturday's game at Watford, stating that the lack of summer transfer activity meant his squad was less well-placed to challenge for a play off place than last season.
With the one-third mark of the campaign coming during Tuesday night's clash with Coventry, the Reds have 20 points after 15 games, compared to 24 last season but are only 4 points off the top six (and indeed 4th place).
Facing home games against the Sky Blues and QPR this week, Davies could conceivably see his side in the play off places by the weekend, especially with form at the City Ground remaining so strong.
That would require two victories on the bounce of course and the Scot was clear after the Watford game that his young side are incapable of doing that at the moment.
Given his comments and the stories which have appeared in the press on Monday making clear that Davies' policy of returning to Glasgow after matches has upset the club hierarchy, could the tempestuous relationship between the two parties finally be coming to an end?