Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said his side is much better prepared now after a difficult start to the season. All his players returned from the international break fit after losing Callum McGregor and Kyogo Furuhashi to injuries last month. After the transfer window, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Jota, and Cameron Carter-Vickers have had a couple of weeks’ rest as they are looking for their first away win in eight months this season.

“It has been, right from the start, probably unsettled is the word,” Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said. “Because even four weeks ago we had guys leaving who were pretty important players. We played Rangers just before the previous break and guys like Odsonne (Edouard) and Ryan (Christie), who were in the starting line-up, left, and we lost Cal and Kyogo for the next three or four weeks.”

“Not just me, I think the whole squad feels better prepared than we were before,” he added. “It has been unsettled but after the Aberdeen game, I was hoping we’d get through this international period without any issues and the ones who have been rushed in and thrown into playing can settle themselves, even off the field. Guys were literally coming off a plane and we were putting them in the team. It’s important we get some momentum in this period. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, we have some challenges including Saturday’s game, which will be a tough one.”

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