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18th Feb, 2018 | 12:16pm

Return of 25-year-old comes at just the right time for injury ravaged Celtic squad

It seems highly likely that the gifted Australian playmaker Tom Rogic will make his long-awaited return to the Celtic first-team when the Hoops take on St Johnstone on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers is expected to ring the changes to his starting line-up ahead of the Europa League second leg v Zenit on Thursday, and as he confirmed to the Daily Record that could mean a first appearance since December for the 25-year-old, who has been struggling with a knee injury.
He has been on the bench for the two previous matches, against Partick Thistle and Zenit, but circumstances dictated that he was unable to get onto the pitch for either game.
With the Hoops still ravaged with injuries, the return of Rogic comes at just the right time, as not only is he an extra body available, but his creativity and guile have been badly missed.
If he runs the game against St Johnstone, the Hoops boss may well be tempted to throw him in at the deep end against Zenit for the second leg of the Europa League tie.
On a night when the Hoops will need to get as much possession as they can, he is more than capable of that, and his peerless passing ability could set up counter attacks.
That is for the future though, and he has to complete the 90 minutes against St Johnstone without any after effects first.
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