Deila suggests doubt over one or two positions for huge game

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed that he's mulling over one or two positions for the club's game against Stjarnan tomorrow.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s made his mind up over who will start in most positions for the vital Champions League qualifier against Stjarnan this week.

The match is vital for Celtic for a variety of reasons and the club have to make sure they are part of the Champions League group stage moving forward.

The game comes at a difficult time for the Bhoys, who are just into their pre-season and gives Deila a problem over who he selects for the match this week.

“Most of the positions take care of themselves in terms of who will start, but there are still one or two that I have not entirely settled 100 per cent,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“I think that at this stage of the season when there are a few new players into the team you have to look at how they are gelling with the team and take it from there.”

Keep things simple

The best approach for the Bhoys could be to try and keep things simple.

Deila has had time to look at his squad, look at who has started pre-season well and he can simply go all out with his strongest available team.

There is always a risk with early competitive matches before the start of domestic seasons, because some players are not far along in terms of their match fitness.

However, Celtic have time to adjust to any small injuries and issues which may develop and a large squad to be able to cope heading into the return of the competitive domestic action.

The important thing is getting the right result this week, qualifying for Europe and then building from that point and adapting if necessary.

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