There weren’t many positives to take from today’s game against Aberdeen.
We’ve fallen further behind Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership and the pressure continues to mount on manager Neil Lennon.
The 3-3 draw had threatened to be the kind of confidence-boosting comeback win we are crying out for but it wasn’t to be.
Still, it’s important to take the positives where we can get them and for some Celtic fans, that positive is Tom Rogic.
The attacking midfielder was unleashed in the starting eleven for the first time since March.
He’s the focal point we’ve been crying out for around the 18-yard box, able to create chances and unlock even the most organised of defences.
So it was today, providing two assists for Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths to fire home.
His pass to McGregor was particularly sublime and the kind of thing missing from Lennon’s team of late.
Hopefully, he’s managed to get over his fitness and injury issues and can now get a sustained run in the team behind one or two strikers.
That’s a big ask when you consider his last two years at the club, but I believe he can be an integral part of any Celtic fightback from our current position.
These fans were delighted with his Sunday display, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Not much to say after that today. Rogic is everything we have been missing recently Brown has to start imo and Duffy should be benched. Laxalt looks good.
— Geordie Reid (@geordreid) October 25, 2020
All the criticism is warranted, this tweet is not designed to ignore any issues. But, a little positivity can’t hurt. Positives? Laxalt and Rogic
— Andy (@AndyMcCrimmon) October 25, 2020
Why has Rogic not been playing? Complete mystery. Also, has Griff looked unfit, or lacking sharpness anytime you’ve seen him? 🤔
— Mark Bell 🍀🍀🍀 (@MarkCFC67) October 25, 2020
— Tam (@TamMurdoch) October 25, 2020
Two positives today, Rogic and Griffiths. A few more negatives.
— Sean Whitworth (@TheYeti88) October 25, 2020
Rogic this season 1 start 2 assists… it’s obvious man, just play him, Griffiths and Christie and we’ll be better.
— P the T (@PtheT) October 25, 2020
Tom rogic first proper game on. 2 assists and one of our best players. Only positive from today eh
— Adam (@Adamgill1888) October 25, 2020
Trying to be positive, Rogic and Griffiths both did really well today. Christie and Ajer both decent too.
— Tictop67 (@toptim77) October 25, 2020