Celtic will meet Rangers in the Old Firm derby on Saturday afternoon as the first half of the Scottish Premiership season comes to an end.
The Bhoys currently sit at the top of the summit and will look to extend their lead further when they travel to Ibrox.
However, Brendan Rodgers will be without one of his key men for the clash at the weekend.
Tom Rogic has taken to Instagram to reveal his ‘disappointment’ at having to miss the game due to his international commitments.
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I’m very disappointed to be missing the game on the 29th. A decision has been made but I did everything in my power to stay for the match. I am a proud Australian but also love my club. It should never have been a debate between playing for club or country, ideally it would have been for both. Another challenge awaits in the Asian Cup, where I will give my all and proudly represent my country..
The Australian is with his country for their Asian Cup campaign but admitted that he did everything he could to stay in Scotland to face the Light Blues.
The 26-year-old is arguably one of Celtic’s best players and his absence could be a huge blow for the club on Saturday.
Valued at £2.48million by Transfermarkt, the Australian would likely have played a key role in the game as the Bhoys look to overcome the challenge of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers once again.
However, Rodgers’ team will need to cope without him for the Old Firm clash and will still have a sense of confidence that they can get the positive result they want over their arch-rivals.
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