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Ronny Deila explains why he made six changes in Celtic's last game

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has admitted that his team were inconsistent in the draw against St Johnstone last week.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila told the Glasgow Evening Times what he feels he learnt about his team after making so many changes for the game last week against St Johnstone.

With the league title wrapped up, Deila took the opportunity to make some changes and look at other players, but he’s admitted that the performance was far from perfect as a result.

“What did I learn from it? I think I got what I knew we were going to get. It was a really offensive team because we had so many forward players in there,” he said.

“The quality was up and down. When you change so much there is a lack of relations because you are playing with players who don't often feature together in those roles but there were things that we had wanted to look at.”

Deila will already have one eye on the start of next year and he can’t be blamed for making some changes and looking at different things, as he tries to find out bits and pieces of information about specific players.

The Norwegian has a very strong first choice side and he has to try and find a way to not only improve the quality of those players, but keep them on their toes moving forward.

The inconsistency in performance is to be expected but it’s nothing major to worry about rather than being a sign of a crack appearing within the squad.

It’s up to any player given a chance in the final game of the season against Inverness to play well and to give the manager a real problem over the summer as he reviews who’s coming and who’s going.

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