When Celtic’s Ryan Christie returns from his suspension after the Aberdeen game in a few weeks’ time, Neil Lennon should consider following a blueprint which brought the Hoops much success for a stage last season.
It would mean dropping captain Scott Brown to the bench for a spell, but it could pay off in the long-run for the side.
The blueprint to success would be a midfield three of Christie, Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor. Now, it has to be said that Rogic has had to deal with injury issues this season. However, when he is fit, he is more than capable of being one of Celtic’s most important players.
Trio at heart of some of best Hoops performances
The midfield trio were at the heart of some of Celtic’s best performances last season in the run-up to Christmas. They helped the Hoops hammer Hearts 5-0 and Kilmarnock 5-1. The Hoops played with a fluidity and style that had been missing for much of last season in those fixtures and the others that the trio started in.
Unfortunately, the midfield didn’t last, and Scott Brown won his place back in the side, which paid off in the end as the Hoops won the treble.
Side needs freshening up after some poor results
This is a new season though. The Hoops are in need of some good performances after some bad results in the league.
That will hopefully change when the Hoops take on Ross County on Saturday. However, even if the Hoops win against the Dingwall side, Lennon should consider changing things in the middle of the park.
It could get the Hoops going once more, after a series of unconvincing performances in the league. Winning nine in a row should be Celtic’s most important goal of the season.
If that means players like Scott Brown have to sit out for a few games then so be it. As long as it helps Celtic win the Premiership title.