When we stopped for the winter break, I hoped to have Kieran Tierney, Tom Rogic and Odsonne Edouard available for the resumption of league duty tomorrow evening. Tom remains at the Asian Cup with Australia, where he will face the UAE on Friday, but doubt remains over when we will see Kieran and Odsonne fully fit. The latter is thought to be over his injury and just needs sharpness, but we had a false dawn on his fitness a month ago.
There are only three weeks before Valencia arrive in Glasgow (game sold out this morning). The Spaniards have hit form since drawing Celtic in the Europa League and are now only six points off a European spot for next season.
Now in the top half of the table, having dispensed with relegation worries. Progress against Celtic will be their objective for February. A place in the last 16 is achievable, but we will need all resources available.