Report: Tom Rogic took extra training shift yesterday as he looks to reignite Celtic career
Celtic star Tom Rogic took an extra training shift yesterday as he looks to catch the eye of Ange Postecoglou, the Daily Record reports.
The Hoops are down in Wales preparing for the new season. Celtic will today play their first match of pre-season against Sheffield Wednesday, with Rogic hopefully one of the players involved.
Injuries and a lack of form have held Rogic back in recent years as his Celtic career has dwindled out. So much so that last summer he was on the verge of moving to Qatar before the move broke down.
The appointment of former Australia manager Postecoglou has been seen as a final opportunity for Rogic to make one last hurrah at Parkhead. And it looks as though he’s determined to make the most of it too.
The Record reports that Rogic was seen putting in an extra shift at the end of yesterday morning’s training session. A key sign that he’s not taking things lightly this season.
A Tom Rogic renaissance could be one of the major Celtic stories of the season
This is just class to see. Rogic has always had the talent, but there’s no denying that his Parkhead career took a massive dip under former manager Neil Lennon.
Last season, for example, Rogic only bagged two goals and five assists. Despite making 31 appearances, he only started 14 of them [Transfermarkt].
Even before Postecoglou came in, it looked as though Rogic would be for the off this season. With a contract that expires in 2023, now was our best chance to get maximum value for his services. But it looks as though the new manager wants to do nothing of the sort.
Celtic, in truth, need Rogic to start firing again too. We don’t have any real quality long-term replacement for David Turnbull should he pick up any injuries or suspensions. Ryan Christie may be available, but he’s been woefully out of form over the last 12 months and sees his own contract expire in January.
A Rogic renaissance would offer us some security in the position. Not to mention it would provide Celtic with some genuine top-class invention in the final third.
From a fans’ perspective, it’s great to see him putting in the extra work. It simply shows us he’s taking this season seriously and wants to be as involved as possible.