Chris Sutton thinks Tom Rogic must start at Pittodrie; he can 'carve Aberdeen apart'

By John Reid

October 24, 2020

Chris Sutton has suggested that Tom Rogic must start for Celtic in the huge Scottish Premiership fixture against Aberdeen on Sunday, the Daily Record reports.

It is an opinion that is shared by 67HH, as we posted an article on Friday suggesting that Rogic has to be one of the first names on Neil Lennon’s team sheet for the game, which is a must-win for Celtic.

Back to Sutton, the former Celtic great must have been impressed with Rogic’s Europa League cameo vs Milan. Rogic helped turn the game, and Celtic were unfortunate not to get a draw.

Sutton feels that it is worth starting Rogic against Aberdeen even if he can’t complete the 90 minutes, the Australian has the ability to almost win the game on his own.

“I’d be starting him”

“If I were Neil, I’d be starting him at Aberdeen tomorrow. He’s got the ability to carve Aberdeen apart. Even if you can only get an hour of him, he could have won you the game by then with some magic. There are occasions when it just needs some finesse. For someone to relax in a deadly area and Rogic does just that” Sutton said, writing in his Daily Record column.

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Rogic does have previous of doing well against Aberdeen, everyone knows about the 2017 Scottish Cup Final winner, but he also scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Pittodrie back in 2016. A similar result on Sunday would be a good result for Celtic.

Results are more important than performances

At the moment, results are more important for Celtic than performances. Starting Rogic for the first time this season will greatly increase the Hoops’ chances of getting what would be a huge three points.

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic and manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

As Sutton says, even if Rogic can only last around 60 minutes, he is more than capable of scoring or providing an assist or two.

Only time will tell, but if Rogic is on the team sheet on Sunday morning then Celtic should feel confident about getting the three points.

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