Unsigned players have been”psychologically fatigued” after the upheaval of the past days, said director Neil Lennon after their goalless draw with Aberdeen.
The champions’ lost their 100% home record in the Premiership and missed the chance to go 10 points clear of Rangers.
The Parkhead manager, who replaced Brendan Rodgers 11 days ago, believes the managerial trauma has taken a toll.
“We looked leggy, bit fatigued, and I know that. Psychologically, they’re a bit fatigued, too, after everything that’s happened. There was always going to be considered a lull and that’s over today.
“In case you can not win it, then don’t lose this, and it is really a place moving ahead. That is three quite difficult games in 10 days and we’ve emerge unscathed. The difference remains eight points we proceed on.”
Lennon also said the group remains”very light” as a result of injuries but is hopeful midfielder Callum McGregor will come back to training this past week.
Aberdeen director Derek McInnes praised his side’s resolute operation and feels they were well worth a spot.
The Pittodrie side are currently unbeaten in eight off games, albeit their winning streak using the trail has been halted.
“We came here in order to find something and the defensive job of this team was exceptional in the first halfof the We had enough opportunities to maybe get the goal we were searching for but I would have taken 0-0.”