Celtic look to be running away with the Scottish Premier League crown once again, and have an exciting two-legged tie with Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg to look forward to in the Champions League.
Manager Brendan Rodgers will be confident that his side can progress, but knows that the Hoops will have to be at their best if they are to get past the Russian side. Fans here in The Transfer Tavern share their manager’s sentiment, and spoke about how far they go could in the competition over a game of pool with our landlord. However it appears the club will be without a key man for much of the next few months, with The Scottish Sun reporting that midfielder Tom Rogic could be out for a further two months with a knee injury he picked up in the Champions League against Anderlecht back in December.
The Australian international had emerged as one of the star men in this Celtic squad, and the 25-year-old will hope to be fit as soon as possible to rejoin Celtic’s surge for silverware, and Australia’s preparations for the World Cup in Russia this summer.
With Stuart Armstrong also recently ruled, as well winter signing Marvin Compper, these are frustrating times at Parkhead.
Landlord’s Verdict: Rogic has proven to be an inspired signing since joining the club from the Central Coast Mariners back in 2013, and is certainly one of the first names on Rodgers’ team sheet when fit and available.
Getting the player back to full fitness ahead of a gruelling run of fixtures towards the back end of the season will be key to Celtic’s success, and the Australian is sure to come back a stronger player following what will be around a three month lay off.
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