Rodgers makes Celtic decision ahead of trip to Ross County with defender to miss out

Life is really rather good amongst the Celtic fans here in the Transfer Tavern right now as Brendan Rodgers continues to ride the wave of momentum created since his arrival in Scotland way back last summer. 

Indeed, the Bhoys in our bar are hoping the former Liverpool coach can guarantee European football after the international break through means of the Europa League, something they’re hugely confident of. With that in mind, a report from Sky Sports has gone down well.

They’ve revealed that Rodgers plans to rest Tom Rogic after his World Cup-qualifying exploits with Australia as he bids to keep the midfielder fresh for some big games coming up in the near future. The 24-year-old won’t be asked to travel up to Ross County on Saturday lunch-time after helping the Socceroos beat Honduras in Sydney on Wednesday, a decision our resident Hoops agree with.

Meanwhile, defender Anthony Ralston is the only other injury problem for the game against the Staggies, much to the delight of the Celtic fans propping up our bar.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

A good decision, why risk him after all? With a Europa League dream still on and the League Cup final to think about, there’d be no point in risking Rogic.

A big chance for Stuart Armstrong to try and recover his form.


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