With Scotty it absolutely was down to fitness. He said that himself.He played Boyle out in the wing for ages, yet his best position is playing of the front two which we have seen him in recently.
Couldn’t be down to fitness as both players went straight into games at their current clubs. Maybe more to do with trimming down the squad as he wants the squad to be smaller.
Injuries to our first team will put us in the same situation as Saturday when we had no striker options on the bench but a striker is out injured.
Jack said he wanted a smaller squad of higher quality. I think that was justifying his smaller squad as it exists, not a wish to reduce it further.