Winning takes care of everything.

This time next week, Celtic could have the wind back in their sails after what has been the first little bit of unrest since Brendan Rodgers arrived at the club.

These next five days are huge. The game against Suduva is massive, getting players in before the window shuts on Friday night is massive and then, of course, getting the win against Rangers on Sunday is massive.

On paper with everyone fit and available and Celtic playing to their full capabilities at a packed Celtic Park, I just can’t see that Rangers would overly trouble them.

I think the Ibrox club have improved under Steven Gerrard but at the same time I just think Celtic are a far stronger team.

And I know that it is the game that the supporters will be looking to. They have listened to Rangers supporters this summer getting excited and Sunday is a chance to get back out and put down the marker.

But let’s be honest, there has been much said these past few weeks but we are only three league games into the season.

It is far too early to be judging anyone. And if you are going to be making big predictions then you have to remember where Celtic are coming from.

This is a team who are going for eight in a row. Who have been the dominant team in the country. Who have flown the flag for Scottish football in European football these past few years.

This is a team who have gone out there and proved it all before. Has it been poor the last few weeks? Yes, it has.

The performance levels haven’t been where they could or should be but they are back on track.

I also think that getting a few players in before the window shuts would give everyone a massive lift. It is imperative they get numbers in – and make sure that no-one goes.

I don’t think Celtic have the players to allow anyone to go and I would include Dedryck Boyata in that.

They need everyone. You can’t sell Moussa Dembele, no matter what the figures are that are put on the table.

You need the best players that you have to stay. Celtic are going for their eight successive title. It is massive for the club.

And while there has been some unrest this month, this week is the chance to go and put all of that behind you and really show what you are made of.

The win on Sunday against Hamilton wasn’t the prettiest but they just had to get there.

And now you need to do the same against Suduva. Win that one and win it well and you are walking out into a huge game against Rangers with a massive spring in your step. Win that one, have a few new signings in your ranks and, trust me, the garden is rosy again.

I get that supporters have been disappointed with things in recent weeks but some of the reaction has been ridiculous.

There were a few preposterous comments on social media with regard to the manager and it is ridiculous. I read someone saying that the manager should go, that he didn’t have a clue about European football and you do wonder what planet some people are on.

We are speaking about a manager who had hardly put a foot wrong in the two years he has been at the club. The team should have beat AEK and gone into the play-off spot for the Champions League.

Had it not been for some amateur defending they would have. But it is done.

And now Celtic need to make sure that they go out and blow Suduva away at Celtic Park. Make sure there is some form of European football between now and Christmas because it is vital that Celtic continue some form of Continental education.

The finances from the Europa League are nothing compared to the Champions League but for the players and the team it is a chance to go and test themselves against some pretty impressive teams that are in there.

You also want the team to go out and really turn it on against Suduva. If they go out and click as we know that they can then I think they will clock up a pretty decent scoreline.

And if you come off that game and go into the Rangers game on the back of that – while the Ibrox club have the hassle of travelling all the way back from Russia – then I just think you are rubbing your hands at the thought of that match if you are a Celtic player.