Scott Brown has allayed fears the Celtic squad have failed to gel ahead of a hectic Christmas schedule.
The Hoops skipper is remaining positive despite draws in their last three home games against Dundee United, Inverness and Kilmarnock.
Celtic remain just two points beind SPL leaders Rangers, having played a game more than their rivals.
However, Brown is not too concerned by the Bhoys current form and expects the side to eventually come good.
He said: "It is not too much (of a concern), as long as we are playing well and creating chances then we will eventually gel.
"If you look at our squad now it's quite strong.
"If we go in to January with the same squad we have a good chance.
"Hopefully we can get a wee bit of luck ourselves and turn things around and hopefully I will get a few more minutes on the park.
"But the guys have been playing quite well recently so I will have to take my chance when I get it."
Brown is fully aware of the importance of travelling to Ibrox for the Old Firm derby at least in touching distance of the champions on January 2nd with home games against St Johnstone and Motherwell to come.
"We have to get as close to Rangers as possible, that's our main aim now," the former Hibs midfielder said.
"We were disappointed not to go top of the table the other night but we just have to take every game as it comes now.
"The Rangers game takes care of itself and anything can happen.
"The Old Firm games are always important and everyone looks forward to them.
"But we have a couple of games in between and hopefully we can pick up a few points there as well."
The Scotland midfielder also backed boss Neil Lennon despite his propensity for changing his side on a game-by-game basis.
"It's up to the manager. He can change every week, depending on who we play," he added.
"If you look at the top teams there is squad rotation week-in, week-out,
"You are always going to get injuries and people suspended so you cant have the same eleven on the field, no matter what."