Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. And Celtic always have a fine way of reminding us all.

The Hoops’ annual Christmas Ad hit social media on Friday morning, with Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor the stars of the show.

However, there was no Tom Rogic in the four minute video – for the second successive year.

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The Aussie’s absence was pretty notable, and would have been a key issue for many Hoops supporters, including this writer.

But fear not, after being asked by an inquisitive fan, the club answered the query on why Rogic had once again been absent.

Let’s hope he can provide a bit of that magic at Easter Road.

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Copa America will give Rogic extra motivation

Rogic should be fit and ready to go for tomorrow’s clash – and that’s not something we’ve always been able to say about him following international breaks.

As we told you earlier this month, Australia didn’t play during the recent international break – and don’t currently have a scheduled match until June.

The Aussies are playing in the 2021 Copa America – as an invited nation – and Rogic’s side will open their campaign against Diego Laxalt’s Uruguay.

Diego Laxalt in action for Uruguay

Diego Laxalt in action for Uruguay / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Strangely enough, Qatar are also part of the tournament which is being held in Argentina and Colombia.

The event should give our Wizard of Oz some extra motivation to play his best football for us between now and the end of the season.

Re-finding Rogic was one of the few positives of the last chunk of fixtures. Let’s hope he can keep up the level he has shown over the last month or so.

If he does, and others like Elyounoussi, Christie and Edouard can chip in, we can hopefully go on a winning run.

In other news, Neil Lennon is set to chat to Hoops striker Odsonnne Edouard

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