We are already at the stage of the season when a return of Christopher Jullien or James Forrest would have little impact on the outcome. It will take a scheduling miracle for the Scottish Cup to reach its latter stages before club football ends to allow players to join international squads ahead of the Euros, so the news that Chris is likely to be in recuperation until the start of next season is no real hardship.
The return of James will be a welcome sight but it is hard to see any big picture relevance, no matter how brilliant he plays. Celtic players get little time to allow limbs to rest and recuperate, this is one such period.
Sunday night in Dingwall is the very last place in Scotland’s tourist trail, apart from the Celtic squad, who will arrive looking for their sixth successive win this month.
Ross County have not played in two weeks since defeat to Dundee United, a period that has seen Hamilton collect 5 points to put the Highlanders bottom of the table. History records that they were the team who stopped Celtic’s run of 12 consecutive domestic trophies, when they eliminated us from the League Cup during the disastrous month of November. We owe them one.