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Celtic matchday: Tom Rogic must sit out at Hampden Park

Celtic matchday: Tom Rogic must sit out at Hampden Park

Well well well… How frustrating was last week Celtic fans? After failing to get the three points to lift yet another title, Celtic will be made to wait until after the Scottish Cup semi-finals before getting another crack at trying to lift the Premiership trophy. 

With a flurry of chances that were either saved, or just passed up by the attackers, Neil Lennon saw his side struggle to a 0-0 home draw against Livingston. Despite the result not going the way any Celtic fan wanted, there were many positives to be taken from the game and certain areas that can be improved on later today.

Lennon will no doubt make a couple of changes for the important cup tie as a sensational treble-treble awaits, here we take a look at a couple we feel he should make.

Drop Tom Rogic 

After making his first start since December, Rogic showed early signs that a knee injury wasn’t going to slow him down. However, as the game went on we began to see less and less of the 26-year-old before finally seeing his number pop up on the substitute board.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom for the Australian midfielder, however given his current fitness levels, Lennon should look to rest Rogic for the important cup game against tough opponents Aberdeen later today.

Start Olivier Ntcham 

After having his rest period against Livingston, there is no doubting that Olivier Ntcham would be the perfect replacement in the midfield for Rogic. Having provided three goals and an assist during this injury-hit season, the 23-year-old will be one of the main providers in the Celtic midfield.

Before his injury earlier in the season, Ntcham, who is valued at £3.6 million (by Transfermarkt), began to strike up what looked to be a match made in heaven partnership with teammate Scott Brown in the Celtic midfield, and the Bhoys faithful can’t wait to see if they can emulate that partnership once again.

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