Celtic might not be hitting the same heights they did last season after going the entire domestic season unbeaten and clinching a treble of trophies in dramatic fashion, but there’s still been a lot to stay positive about.

The Hoops sit comfortably at the top of the Premiership, eight points ahead of Aberdeen, and prepare to face Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League last 32.

Fans will, of course, have been disappointed after having racked up two domestic defeats so far this campaign, but along with the poor performances, there have been a few noteworthy games in which Rodgers’ men have shown how talented they can be, both on their own and as part of the team.

Just recently the champions coasted to a 3-1 home win over Craig Levein’s Hearts. You couldn’t help but admire some of the football on show, particularly in the first-half.

Some players have really upped their game since August and have proven they can turn up when it matters.

Here is our list of five Hoops players who have improved within the last six months, in no particular order.

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