It was revealing that days ahead of the international break, the subject of the January transfer window tripped off Ange Postecoglou tongue. It is as though he spent much of the previous week planning ahead.
When you manage a team that competes in Europe your availability to scout players in person is very limited. Most of the work is delegated out, supplemented by TV coverage, but the latter will only ever tell part of the story.
Club managers have been known to take in eight games over an international break. With travel restrictions still in place, Ange is unlikely to see anything like this amount of action, but if he is going to spend some of our money in January, he will want to make the most of the break in Celtic action this month and next.
I’m in the glass half full camp and expect us to improve as the season progresses, but the squad is perilously thin in places. Reinforcements in January will be crucial for whoever wins the league. This is an important fortnight for Ange and his scouts.