While the circus of tonight’s international friendly goes on and on, it’s back to domestic business for Celtic on Saturday and Ronny Deila will be looking to keep the momentum going.
Celtic will take on Dundee at Celtic Park, the manager hoping his players all report back from international duty with no injury concerns.
Just before this current break Celtic’s season burst into life in the last minute against Aberdeen where Celtic came from behind and with a man down got all three points at Pittodrie. The fans were elated and the whole team were inspired at the full time whistle, it was not a vintage display but they had got there in the end and in doing so propelled themselves to the top of the table.
Now they’re top of the league it’s up to everyone at the club to make sure the team stays there after an indifferent start to the season that seems to be vanishing over the horizon with each passing week.
With so much gloom surrounding the team this season it’s always worth noting that Celtic are still in 4 competitions.
Celtic took on Dundee at Dens park earlier this season and only came away with a draw thanks to a Leigh Griffiths equaliser after James McPake’s first minute opener.
It’s another chance to see how much Celtic are starting to progress under the new boss, with some personnel changes and being able to pick from most of the squad, there is no excuses not to take 3 points from the game.
3 points will go a long way for Celtic as they go into the busy Christmas schedule looking to stay top, qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League and guide themselves into the next round of the Scottish Cup.