Celtic head into tonight’s clash with Partick Thistle with the chance to put the nightmare of Sunday’s visit to Tynecastle behind them.
There’s no more talk of unbeaten runs, no more hiding places for players in faltering form and no more room for dropped points with Aberdeen breathing down their neck.
A win over their city rivals at Celtic Park this evening will see them move five points clear of the Dons ahead of a mammoth match against Derek McInnes’ side at the weekend.
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of starting eleven Brendan Rodgers goes for. Will he ring the changes and drop some of the worst performers against Hearts or will he show more faith in his players and go for his usual team selection?
Fans are certainly hoping some prominent first team players miss out with the likes of Craig Gordon and Dedryck Boyata being singled out to be dropped for the visit of the Jags.
Dorus De Vries appears to be a popular choice to get a start with some supporters also calling for Kristoffer Ajer to get another opportunity after impressing in recent weeks.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on tonight’s team selection…
I think ajer bitton and de vries should start tomorrow night can't do any worse than they other 3 muppets that played on Sunday (boyata simonuvic Gordon) to name but a few
— Paul G 🍀 (@paulg0308) December 19, 2017
@ClydeSSB Boyata has been a time bomb for months now and yesterday it went off, give ajer a chance in that position! Yesterday should be Gordon’s last game for Celtic, play de vries till jan and then get a bid in for vorm at Spurs!
— Paul (@pjth10) December 18, 2017
Ajer should get a run of games starting Wednesday. The guy has a full season of SPFL football behind him and needs to play to improve.
— Paul (@pault1888) December 18, 2017
My lineup for Celtic vs Partick Thistle @ CP on Wed: De Vries Lustig Bitton Ajer Forrest Brown Eboue Sinclair Ntcham Dembele Edouard.
— James McKenzie (@JamesMck1888) December 17, 2017
Start Erik and Ajer at the back on Wednesday and De Vries in goal
— Dave🍀 (@DavidWelsh98) December 18, 2017
Id bring in DDV, Ajer, Bitton (if fit), Armstrong to start, Hayes & Edouard for Wednesday night. #celtic my opinion
— bowlstm (@BowlsTm) December 17, 2017
Get young Ajer in, Sumo, looks jaded, I think Boyata has that effect on people.
— Bobby Cameron (@camerob) December 19, 2017