Tom Rogic’s record against Rangers should not be underestimated. The Celtic attacker has scored five goals in 12 appearances against the Ibrox side. That is a very good achievement, especially when you consider that Rogic has not always been a first-team regular in that time.
So good is Rogic’s record though, that he has to be under consideration to start for the Hoops in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final.
Player is able to find the back of the net
The player is fully fit once more, and scored in the recent 4-1 win over Ross County. With a doubt over Odsonne Edouard’s fitness for the cup final, Neil Lennon will be looking for players who can find the back of the net in his absence.
Rogic is certainly a player who can contribute with a goal or two. He could earn a place in the starting line-up for the cup final with an emphatic display against Hamilton on Wednesday night.
A goal or two in that game would set Rogic up nicely for the game against a team he has such a good record against.
Interestingly, Rogic didn’t play in Celtic’s 2-0 win at Ibrox in September, as he was injured. Had he played the Hoops may have played in a more attacking frame of mind. However, you can’t argue with the tactics Neil Lennon used that day.
Cup final should suit attacker
Celtic will be far more attack-minded in the cup final, and so they should be. After all, this is a Celtic side which has won their last 10 games in all competitions. They should be dictating the game. That could suit Rogic’s style of play. Get him on the ball in the middle of the park and let him take on opponents.
Neil Lennon won’t yet be thinking of his team that will start in the Betfred Cup Final. He will want to win the game against Hamilton first.
However, should Rogic shine on Wednesday night, he might well be one of the first names on the team-sheet for Hampden Park.