Celtic 25-yr-old could be the player to end Aberdeen dreams once more
Tom Rogic has only started one Celtic game – the recent goalless draw against St Johnstone – since returning from a long injury lay-off, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Brendan Rodgers selected him to start against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Australian midfielder has a superb record against Derek McInnes’ side, and has scored the winner against them on three occasions, the most memorable of which being the injury time winner in last season’s Scottish Cup Final.
The Dons seem to find Rogic’s guile and creativity a real handful to deal with, and they have always struggled to get to grips with him.
The Hoops are looking for a big response against Aberdeen, not only to bounce back from the midweek Europa League defeat to Zenit, but to stop any talk of a Rangers title challenge, after the Gers won 2-0 against Hearts on Saturday to cut the gap at the top of the league table to six points.
It’s a time for the team to stand-up and be counted, and Rodgers will be looking for big performances from those who have delivered in the past.
Rogic has certainly done that against Aberdeen in the past which is why it seems likely he will start at Pittodrie.
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