St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is hoping continuity of selection will help the Perth side regain their pre-break momentum.
Saints have struggled to click as an attacking force since their best performance of the season at Dens Park that ended 2017 on a high.
And Wright has identified a potential solution.
“We’ve got to find a way to get our momentum in attack back,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Cup fifth round clash with Celtic.
“Maybe it’s a case of me picking a team and sticking with it for three or four weeks.
“It’s something we’ve discussed as a staff.
“Even though we started well against Hamilton and Livingston, it is fair to say that we haven’t been as fluent in our play as we were before the break.
“On Wednesday night we were actually good until the final third, when everything got too slow.
“It’s almost as if we were trying to walk the ball into the net and hope that something would happen, rather than make it happen.”
Wright added: “You change things to try and help.
“We’ve had a lot of midweek games and we’ve just come back from the break so you do change more at this stage of the season than you normally would anyway.
“You’re trying to get players up to speed – (Danny) Swanson hasn’t played much football and neither has (Michael) O’Halloran.
“Like I said, barring injury, there’s a strong case to stick with the same 11.”
O’Halloran has had a tight hamstring post-Hamilton but “should be OK”, according to Wright, while Murray Davidson returns to the squad after being rested.
Brian Easton is scheduled to play for the reserves on Monday.
On the challenge that faces Saints at Celtic Park tomorrow, Wright said: “We know it’s going to be difficult. It’s the hardest tie you can get. They’re the champions, the cup holders and the favourites to win it again.
“They’ve had so many clean-sheets after the break.
“But we know we’re capable of causing an upset and we have to believe in that.”
One player who enhanced his chances of starting tomorrow with his performance against Hamilton was second half substitute Chris Kane.
“Hopefully I have done enough to give the manager something to think about because I would love to get a start against Celtic,” said the striker.
“I can’t remember ever starting a game at their place and these are the sort of games you want to be playing in.
“It is a big stage. And being a Scottish Cup tie makes it even more special.
“I knew I wouldn’t be starting every game when I saw the boys that were coming in at the start of the season.
“We have some talent up front and obviously Mikey came in over the break as well.
“I knew it was going to make it more difficult to get a game but I couldn’t let that bother me.
“I have only had three starts this season so far but I’m not complaining. I have come off the bench in pretty much every game when I have been fit.
“Hopefully I have something a bit different to offer.”
Kane added: “I am still learning but just being involved in squads shows the gaffer still has faith in me and I have another year on my contract to make an impression.
“I have just worked my socks off in training and waited for my chance to come along because we all know the manager has loads of options now.
“A calf injury set me back a bit but it feels good now and I am 100%.”
One of Kane’s career highlights came in the Scottish Cup – a hat-trick against Albion Rovers.
“I have still got the match ball from that game last year in my room,” he said. “Getting a hat-trick in the cup was special.
“It might be a little bit harder to do the same against Celtic but if I get my chance I’ll try my best to take it.
“We have played well in the last two games against them.
“We have to stay in the game and battle away as long as we can.
“But this time we have to put away any chances that come along.
“We know it’s crucial we make the most of any opportunities if we are going to pull off a shock in the cup.”