Going three goals up at halftime allowed Celtic to play the second half against Motherwell at walking pace. A repeat performance tomorrow against Dundee would be ideal, but games cannot be scripted. You need to work for whatever you get first.
I would play the strongest available team from the start tomorrow and press Dundee as thoroughly as possible. Dundee are bottom of the league, while this means they are deficient in many areas, they are fighting for their livelihoods in a way few at Celtic will understand.
I know we all have a soft spot for our former player, Kenny Miller, who celebrates his 39th birthday on Sunday. You will remember the way he pounded the Celtic crest on his chest after scoring against Rangers 12 years ago – how proud he was to score his first goal for Celtic. The thrill of scoring for Dundee against Newco two weeks ago was evidently less exciting. Let’s hope he has a better birthday than Saturday afternoon.