After what seems like an endless run of away matches Celtic return to base camp for three matches in eight days that could help kill off Barrie McKay’s title dream.

Hamilton Accies, Dundee and Hamilton are all scrapping away at the bottom of the table and desperate to pick up any points by any means.

Despite their near flawless start to the SPFL campaign the demands of the Celtic support won’t slacken with a nine point target expected to be hit with a good dash of goals and entertainment thrown in.

Previewing the visit from Hamilton Rodgers won’t say anything disrespectful about the Lanarkshire side but as he showed away to Ross County he isn’t afraid to shake his side up and make changes.

The punishing December schedule finishes with a visit to Ibrox where the Irishman will want to field his strongest side with all 11 players at peak fitness.

To achieve that there will be some rotation, some of it natural with Scott Brown suspended on Saturday at the same time as Scott Sinclair returns from injury.