Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic looks set to return from injury when the Hoops take on Hearts at Parkhead on Thursday night, as per The Herald.
The Lowdown: Without Rogic…
The Australian has missed the last six games after suffering a hamstring injury against Hibernian at the end of October.
The 28-year-old, hailed as ‘brilliant’ by Ange Postecoglou, was a regular in the team prior to his muscle issue, with the manager using the likes of Nir Bitton and James McCarthy alongside Callum McGregor and David Turnbull in Rogic’s absence.
However, it now seems as if the Aussie is set to be available for selection once again, providing Postecoglou with a timely injury boost.
The Latest: Rogic to return
The Herald provided an injury update on Wednesday ahead of Celtic’s meeting with Hearts tonight. They suggested that both Rogic and Bitton will return to the squad after revering from their respective knocks.
However, the report added that Carl Starfelt and Giorgos Giakoumakis are both still sidelined with their hamstring and knee issues.
The Verdict: Good news…
The Hoops have an extremely busy month ahead with nine fixtures in all competitions, so having strength in depth may well be crucial to enjoying a positive December.
On that basis, having a regular in Rogic back and ready to go is a huge boost to bolster Postecoglou’s midfield options.
His displays have also improved under the 56-year-old, averaging more key passes per game and recording a better WhoScored average match rating when compared to last season, so hopefully he can pick up where he left off when he returns.
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