In the next five weeks we play seven away games and only two at home (Ross County and Hearts). If we beat Partick Thistle on Saturday, a tenth game will happen during this timeframe, making the series either seven or eight away from home in 10 games.
Apart from the final games in the series, in Copenhagen, the others all have a must-win look to them. Thistle are struggling for form at the moment, so are unlikely to pose much of a threat, but we have two games on plastic – Kilmarnock and Hamilton – as well as trips to Motherwell and Aberdeen.
This is an exceptional load by any standards. Getting it right during this period will define our season.