Celtic captain Scott Brown has been quoted in Celtic View suggesting the biggest benefit of the squad for Ronny Deila.
Brown feels the Bhoys have several players who can change games, which means they are difficult to predict for their opposition.
“The main thing is we have lots of players who can change games. We brought on James Forrest, Adam Matthews and John Guidetti on Sunday – they are all great players, and it shows the strength in depth in the squad,” said Brown.
It’s a positive for Deila because he doesn’t have to over rely on certain players to perform and carry the attacking responsibility for the whole team.
It also means he’s got plenty of options on the bench when he feels tactics during a game may not be going as planned.
It also suggests versatility in the squad, which enables Deila to build different types of attacking systems.
He’s got players who can play on the shoulder of a defence and drop off from the frontline, pulling defenders out of position and creating space for others to exploit.
The challenge for the boss is not making too many changes for the sake of doing so and for the sake of making the team unpredictable.
That’s dangerous because it reduces the chances that players can get used to playing alongside each other and develop partnerships, which are based on experience of knowing what a player is going to do in the middle of a game.
There are plenty of games and challenges ahead and Deila has to plan things wisely.