Tom Rogic is nowhere near the player he once was and is currently “not fit to wear the Celtic jersey”.
That is according to ex-Leeds United and Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Australian playmaker’s latest display for the Hoops.
Rogic started today’s 1-1 Scottish Premiership draw against St Johnstone but was replaced by David Turnbull after 68 minutes.
Rogic has featured in Celtic’s last 13 games after missing the start of the season following speculation of a summer transfer.
The Hoops have won just three games in that time and the pressure intensified on Neil Lennon following today’s clash.
The 27-year-old has been subbed in the last three Celtic matches.
“Rogic has struggled this season, he really has,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“He used to be the player you could rely on to produce a moment of magic, to do something special.
“But we haven’t seen much of that recently, even though the whole team has been terrible.
“You look at him and he’s a shadow of his former self, like quite a few of them. He’s not fit to wear that famous jersey, and he’s not the only one.”
Rogic‘s goal against AC Milan on Thursday night was his first of the season but he has contributed just three assists this term.
He laid on two assists against Aberdeen last month in his first Scottish Premiership start of the campaign.