At halftime last night, we were still confident of the win, despite the fact that St Johnstone had limited Celtic to very few good chances (Scott Sinclair’s header the exception). What was more of a concern was the frequency with which we will face the team from Perth over a 10-day period. We face them away from home in the league on Sunday, then the triple treble goes on the line six days later against the same side.
After the game, Brendan Rodgers changed positioning of the wingers at the break and the impact was immediate. The win was deserved on the performance during the last 45 minutes, but still, it took two exceptional finishes to get us there. St Johnstone did not attempt to attack Celtic all night. If they play just as deep on Sunday, we may need more of the same from Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie.
Anyway, you are not hear to ponder the happenings of last night, it is the 31st of January and your eyes are on the horizon. What will your Celtic look like for the rest of the season? A bit of work to do on the right back position, I hear. We’ll know soon enough.