Mackay-Steven on the 'added bonus' Celtic must take advantage of

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Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven has suggested the club need to make the most of their large squad.

Celtic midfielder Gary Mackay-Steven has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times he feels the club’s squad depth will be crucial in the pursuit of a Scottish Premiership title.

The league is now the only competition that the Bhoys have to focus on over the rest of the season, with a large pool of players which will allow Deila to rotate things around to keep everyone fresh and effective in all games.

“It's definitely an added bonus for us that we have more players who are now eligible to play,” said GMS.

“A lot of boys have played a lot of games this season, but they are as fit as can be and will be fit for tonight.”

“But the manager has added options with myself, Stuart and Anthony available again.”

Celtic face Dundee this evening and can increase their current lead at the top of the Premiership table to eight points with a victory.

Deila doesn’t have to take any risks with key players in important positions and if they are carrying a small niggle, he doesn’t have to keep them in the team, which would risk an injury becoming worse.

Fatigue is a danger for all teams towards the end of a season, with problems developing when a club is forced to play a sequence of matches close together.

The next few weeks represent a real opportunity for some fringe players who may get a start to really make their case ahead of what will be an important summer for the club.

Celtic don’t have any excuses for not cashing in on their current position and ensuring they finish with a double.

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