A number of Celtic squad players, such as Ryan Christie, have stepped up in recent weeks to see Brendan Rodgers’ side not only deal with an injury crisis but actually climb up the league despite it.
But that cannot hide the fact that the Bhoys’ squad is still being stretched very thinly and the international break came at the perfect time for Rodgers.
That 0-0 draw with Livingston before the international period indicated that this is a team who were just beginning to run out of steam and needed a rest after a period where they put their depleted resources behind them to motor back to the top of the table.
So Rodgers needs some reinforcements in January in order to bolster his squad depth and it is notable that James Forrest does not have any real out and out competition on the right wing.
Domingos Quina is a hugely talented young player who made the move from West Ham to Watford during the summer transfer window but has so far been limited to EFL Cup football at Vicarage Road.
He is the kind of young, unpredictable talent that Rodgers is so adept at getting the best out of and could add genuine trickery out wide, and can play through the middle as well.