Danny Lennon has mixed feelings going into the international break as his players re-charge their batteries following defeat to St Johnstone.
The St Mirren manager is glad of the chance to rest up some of his squad who are carrying knocks but admits he would have liked a chance to immediately make amends for the loss in Perth.
Lennon said: “The break’s very welcome in that it allows us to get over one or two injuries and we certainly have them among the tight squad that we have.
“One or two players are getting injections to try and settle their niggles down.
“That’s very welcome, but on the back of losing 2-1 you then have a long two week period to go until you get your next challenge.
“We welcome that one against Glasgow Celtic and they don’t any bigger or better than that.”
The Buddies rallied from 2-0 down against St Johnstone to pull a goal back and push for an equaliser but Lennon’s men could not find the strike to take a point back to Paisley.
Lennon felt his team had started the game well but were punished for wastefulness in front of goal.
He said: “We were disappointed in the manner in which we conceded against St Johnstone. We started very brightly but failed to take our opportunities and then found ourselves 2-0 down.
“We assessed it at half time, made one or two wee changes and got the right reaction from the players. Throughout I felt the equaliser was going to come.
“We feel a wee bit hard done by not to get a penalty but that’s football for you.”