How should Deila approach problem, which could damage Celtic's season?

Celtic Football Club

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is facing a challenge in terms of how he handles a chaotic fixture list.

The Daily Record has suggested that Celtic will be forced to play two games per week all the way through to the end of April.

The fixture pile-up is going to test manager Ronny Deila and examine him fully in terms of how he deals with the regular fixtures, as he hunts success on all possible fronts with the Bhoys.

Fortunately for the Norwegian, he has a bigger squad than most other clubs, which should allow him to rotate and keep everyone fresh and the team effective for all games.

The red card shown to Virgil van Dijk in the cup game against Dundee United last weekend hasn’t helped and further strain is going to be placed on the side from suspensions and any injuries, which are picked up to key players.

If injuries accumulate, there is a great chance that fatigue could set in and affect the team’s performances, should Deila be forced into naming a similar side from every few days to the next.

Injuries and players recovering are also going to test the boss who could experience a desire to throw stars back into the team prematurely, just to give himself a new option.

However, that’s a bad potential move because it could result in an injured player being kept out of action for substantially longer.

If he masters the chaotic fixture schedule and gets the major team calls right, it’s another string to his bow and it could well be the making of him.

Deila has done well in a difficult first season at the club and the experience that he’s set to go through over the next few weeks will do him some good looking ahead to next season.

A busy fixture list is something he’ll have to get used to because Celtic are a huge club and regularly compete and do well on multiple fronts each season.

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