Before he rolled up, the word on the Glaswegian gaffer was that he was an astute tactician able to change the course of matches mid-game with a tweak in personnel or approach. Evidence of that has certainly been in short supply, but that is not to say he hasn’t tinkered. In actual fact he has arguably tinkered too much, not during games, but with his own philospophy. Under his management the team has suffered an ongoing identity crisis - when it comes to their playing style. The bigger question is whether a manager who proclaims the current group of footballers are the strongest squad he has assembled here is getting the best out of them. Dealing with the media is not Lambert’s managerial forte - and he has never pretended that it is. There is a certain degree of sympathy for Lambert because - owing to the absence of the silent billionaire - he often faces questions that are not his remit to answer.