Some Celtic fans aren’t happy with Australia manager Graham Arnold’s plans to use Tom Rogic in an upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Kuwait.
Rogic hasn’t featured for Celtic since the Scottish Cup final in May. He’s also missed the entirety of Neil Lennon’s pre-season preparations.
Only returning to full training last week, it’s yet to be determined if he is fit enough to play for Celtic on a regular basis, never mind Australia.
Arnold doesn’t appear to care though and could use him as early as September 10th.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “We’re still monitoring Tommy and keeping an eye on him, but we think he will be fit for the match in Kuwait.
“He’s a big part of what we do and we always expect him to be ready to play for us.
“He has great commitment to the Socceroos, but overall he’s a great player for us and we expect he’ll be fit as soon as possible.”
Surely the best thing for his career right now is working hard to break into Celtic’s first-team?
It’s not as if he doesn’t have competition, with Ryan Christie having a storming start to the season.
Travelling halfway around the world and playing a match for Australia four days before a Hoops match doesn’t really seem appropriate given the action he has missed.
Some fans certainly aren’t happy, with this lot taking to Twitter on Wednesday to share their thoughts…
Celtic should stop this till he plays.for us
— GaryBurns (@GaryBur28673002) August 28, 2019
Australia want Rogic for World Cup qualifier on September 10th. Surely we must tell them to do one. If he goes and comes back injured we must get rid… We'll never see him back at his best if this goes on.
— I blame Roy Aitken (@mickydd777) August 28, 2019
He’s back in training for a week and the Australian manager thinks he should be fit for internationals? Guy is taking the piss and doesn’t care in what state Rogic returns to Celtic.
— Paul Gormley (@paulfg42) August 28, 2019
Should remember who’s paying his wages!! We’ve hardly seen Tom all year because of their national team, if he’s not away with them he comes back injured and heads straight to the treatment room!!
— Whosa Ghirlie (@whosaghirlie) August 28, 2019
Hes a wage thief but u cant say that coz hes scored a cpl of important goals
— David Mcquillan (@davidm191212) August 28, 2019
This rogic situation,why the fk have we not punted him,if he is not injured he is jetting all over the world to countries it takes you half a season to get back from,the lads a player when he is fit but its time to ship him out,he has served his purpose,replace him as soon as..,.
— SAINT.PADRAIG. (@PATFLA71) August 28, 2019
I’m not sure it’s Rogic’s fault but that Arnold is at, he’s not fit enough for club football but is being called up to play against the mighty Kuwait 🤣
— Griff (@MildooWolf) August 28, 2019