At this time of the season, Celtic managers might be tempted to rest players for domestic games to concentrate forces for the European campaign. Brendan Rodgers went counter to this logic when he started Lewis Morgan, Eboue Kouassi and (then out of favour) Ryan Christie away to Leipzig ahead of the League Cup semi-final against Hearts.
There are times, even in Scotland, when domestic challenges take priority. I have read a bit of chat that we should utilise the squad for the home game against Ross County on Saturday, before the visit of Lazio next midweek, but I would be tempted to get my strongest team on the field.
One point from two games before the international break has frittered away the benefits of our early season good work. Saturday’s game will be the only thing on Ross County players’ minds, it should be the same for us.