Simon Donnelly always had faith in Tom Rogic despite Celtic star's lay-off; that belief is paying off

By John Reid

November 19, 2020

Simon Donnelly has disclosed that he always had faith in Tom Rogic’s ability even though the Celtic star had a long lay-off, the Celtic View reports.

A knee injury limited Rogic’s appearances for Celtic in the calendar year 2020, and just recently has he made a first-team berth his own.

However, Donnelly believes that Rogic is far too talented a player to ever lose his natural ability, even after a spell out of the side, and his belief in Rogic is paying off, as the attacker is in great form.

“Such a talented player”

“Tom Rogic is such a talented player, and I don’t think you ever lose that, no matter how long you’re out through injury” Donnelly said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 17, Page. 36)

“The way he receives the ball in those tight areas, on the half-turn, being able to stick people though, being able to finish with aplomb himself, you don’t lose that overnight” the 1998 title winner with Celtic concluded.

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It has to be said that there might have been concerns that Rogic might not have been the player he once was before his injury. He also didn’t seem to be a favourite of Neil Lennon, who rarely started him when he was fit.

However, that has all changed recently. Rogic is in excellent form for Celtic, and credit has to be given to Neil Lennon for putting him back into the side.

A shining light recently

In what has been a poor run for Celtic, Rogic and Mo Elyounoussi have been the shining lights. Rogic has four assists in his last four games.

Celtic star Tom Rogic in action against Aberdeen / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

You have to imagine that when Neil Lennon picks his best Celtic team, Tom Rogic will be in that side from now on.

Donnelly is a former player, he will know how well players can recover from injury. Thankfully Rogic has recovered well from his, and looks to be a main man for Celtic going forward.

In other news, Celtic have announced that season ticket holders will be able to watch the Betfred Cup tie against Ross County for free on Premier Sports.