Pundit Exclusive: Tom Rogic is giving Celtic a major headache
Frank McAvennie claims the form of Tom Rogic is “a problem” for Scott Brown after the Australian’s “outstanding” display for Celtic against Aberdeen.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the Parkhead legend said that the “wonderful” Rogic was “the one major positive” from the 3-3 draw last weekend.
The 27-year-old was handed his first start of the season at Pittodrie and immediately repaid Neil Lennon for his faith with two assists.
The Hoops switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation, which in turn led to Rogic’s selection over long-standing captain Scott Brown.
Prior to Sunday, Brown had started nine of the previous 10 Scottish Premiership games.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Celtic’s midfield, McAvennie said:
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“The one major positive from the weekend was Rogic. I thought he was outstanding.
“I do not know why he would not be in the starting lineup every week. That is the problem that Scott has got, people are coming back from injury.
“I think Rogic is a wonderful player. He never gives the ball away and he always wants to take it into forward. He is so comfortable on the ball.
“A great player and I am delighted for him. It is a great headache for Lenny.”
Rogic was very close to leaving the Glasgow giants this summer but a move to an unnamed Qatari club collapsed at the eleventh hour.
Next up for the Hoops is a trip to Lille in the Europa League before returning to Parkhead to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final.