The mystery of David Tanner’s role at Sky Sports deepened today when he was posted missing from their coverage of the Dundee v Hibs match at Dens Park.
For over a decade Tanner has presented live coverage of Scottish football, almost always in the company of Neil McCann.
Since the opening matches of the season Hayley McQueen has been fronting the coverage of Scottish football alongside Kris Boyd and Kris Commons.
McQueen was at a wedding today but rather than turn to a face and voice familiar with the Scottish game Sky brought in Simon Thomas to anchor their coverage from Dens Park.
Next weekend Sky will cover both Scotland international matches, against Lithuania and Malta but it seems unlikely that there will be any way back for Tanner.
While Sky were at Dens Park BT Sport had Chris Sutton, Ally McCoist and Terry Butcher on duty at Dingwall where Sevco beat Ross County 3-1.