As a positive international break for Scotland closes, the spotlight returns to domestic football. For Ronny Deila, that means its back to finding form for Celtic.
I said a wee while ago that time was on his side even if all of the support weren’t. We’ve now reached a point in the season where there has been an international break, a mid-term so to speak, and now its about the run in to Christmas.
In terms of the league, Deila, his coaching staff and indeed his players must start to harvest some results. There is still a long way to go in the league but this break must have been a good opportunity for Ronny to take stock of the season to date.
Six points off the top with one game at hand isn’t ideal for Celtic but it isn’t unrecoverable either. Its time to start turning over teams and stepping up a gear.
A good run starting tomorrow away to Ross County is first on the agenda. Then there are four home fixtures against FC Astra in the Europa League and Kilmarnock, Patrick Thistle and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the league and league cup.
Celtic must make the most of home advantage and install some confidence amongst the support. The time is now.