Celtic manager Ronny Deila has admitted to the Glasgow Evening Times that the club’s current fixture schedule is like nothing he’s ever seen before.
The Bhoys are well placed in the Premiership and have a good chance of success in the Scottish Cup, as they prepare to face Partick Thistle this Wednesday, with two games per week for the rest of the season.
“No, not even close (Fixture list experience). So it's a new experience for me. I don't know if it is new for all of the players. Maybe,” said the boss.
“But the positive thing is that when you have to play so many matches at this time of the season it is because you are in every tournament.”
Fortunately for Deila and Celtic, they have a very large squad of players available, which means the boss can rotate and keep things fresh throughout the season.
It’s important Celtic maintain their effectiveness in all positions in all games over the rest of the campaign because the team are a target for every match they go into.
Deila has always been very open throughout the season about the way he has tried to work hard improving the fitness of his Celtic players and that hard work should pay off over the next couple of weeks.
It’s also an aspect of the club’s campaign, which should have given Deila a couple of ideas over where the team needs to improve in the transfer market so they are in an even better position to cope with a high number of fixtures looking ahead to the next campaign.