With Aberdeen sitting proudly atop the Scottish Premiership, everyone at Celtic will be aware what needs to be done tonight in Ayrshire. The task for Ronny Deila’s players is to find their shooting boots.
Having eventually reached the league summit in November, the end 2014 was a bit of a damp squib for Celtic. A narrow defeat at the hands of Dundee United, a goaless draw at home to Ross County and postponed match away to Partick Thistle have left a void for the Celtic support.
Whichever way you are feeling Celtic need to get back on track. After enduring a hard slog in 2014’s part of this season, 2015 is offering a new challenge.
Celtic have lost their number one spot in the Scottish Premiership and once again they have games at hand. Aberdeen will be buoyed by their appearance at the top of the league so they’ll be driven to maintain it for as long as possible.
Whilst some fans remain unconvinced by Ronny Deila others will be interested to see the Norwegian improve things further. We all want the best for Celtic but some have had enough of Ronny.
Despite the gap between the two clubs in the league, tonights match against Kilmarnock will be a test for Celtic. The high that came after beating Aberdeen at Pittodrie is a distant memory and there is much more left to be done by Ronny Deila.
That is the best thing about this season. The challenge that has been missing is actually here.
Some will say its just because Deila isn’t good enough. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t but its too early to tell just how far he can go.
We’ve still got four competitions to look forward to as fans. If you’re happy with Celtic bossing the league and winning it early doors then you are a sad individual.
The last two seasons have been dull im the league and frankly a very boring. This season we have a challenge.
Saddle up for 2015. Its going to be interesting.