The international break is upon us and with all that’s going on in the world we could be doing without it, Celtic have already lost two key players through testing and self isolating regulations with a third out injured.

Neil Lennon will be without a trio of quality when Celtic play their first vital Glasgow Derby next Saturday, Edouard, Christie and Forrest will be set to miss the must win game.

This week and next will be crucial tactical preparation periods for Neil Lennon and his backroom staff as the Hoops gaffer will need to prepare his new signings and get current players up to scratch with their fitness.

The Scottish Champions do have better squad depth than last season and there are options that Lennon can choose, the Celtic manager decided to book a bounce match with Motherwell that took place today.

A very smart move as this gave Lennon the chance to use his new players and players that haven’t yet gained enough minutes this season, pretty much to get all their legs moving.

It was a side that was filled with both youth and experience with Laxalt getting some game time along with Leigh Griffiths.

Super Griffiths managed to bag a goal with the Celtic manager stating he’s got a chance at starting against Sevco.

Diego Laxalt experienced life as a Hoops player for the first time, could Lennon be ready to throw the left-back in the deep end next week.

There could also be another bounce game arranged in the coming days, Neil Lennon isn’t wasting anytime and using this break to his advantage as best he can.