I know what you are thinking. With our two nearest rivals for the title facing each other tomorrow, there is a chance we can open daylight between them and us at the top of the table – if we manage to overcome Dundee.
Great, though this would be, I am less concerned about the threat from St Mirren. Motherwell, joint top on points with Celtic, are the more potent force to concern the champions. Their transformation since Stuart Kettlewell took over in October last year has been remarkable. It should surprise no one that they are the Premiership side most capable of pushing Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.
We know better to over-expect from new signings. They arrive with a flurry of expectation, positivity and flattering YouTube moments. Getting to work on the park is always a challenge, though, even for the greats. Still, while we are still processing the injury to Liel Abada, we will be tempted to look to Yang and Marco Tilio to bring something fresh to the team in the months ahead. Hopefully we will see both at some point tomorrow. You will remember when Leigh Griffiths was injured early in Brendan’s first tenure. Newco were the next game and he was forced to play new signing Moussa Dembele in a game subsequently called the Derby Demolition.
A great opportunity has opened for someone.