Tom Rogic reveals one of his biggest inspirations during injury troubles

Celtic FC

The support of the Celtic fans has been a huge factor for the Australian.

Tom Rogic admits he has been inspired by the support of the Celtic fans during his injury troubles, according to the club's official website.

The 22-year-old played 45 minutes for the Bhoys' development squad earlier this week following a long spell out injured.

The Australian knows there is plenty of work left to do to get fully fit for Celtic, however, but admits the support from the fans has played a huge part in motivating him during his bid to return to first-team action.

Indeed, Rogic admits he's received plenty of encouragement from supporters while at matches getting behind the Hoops this season.

“It’s hard to think too far ahead after everything that’s happened but the support from the fans is positive," Rogic said.

"Whenever I’ve been at matches supporting the team, all the fans that have come across have been very positive, which is nice and reassuring, and my focus has just been on getting fit.”

Celtic face St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Friday night, five points clear of second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand over the Dons.

A key asset in their bid for a first domestic treble since 2001 has been a huge availability of options within Ronny Deila's squad and a Rogic return would offer them even more of the same.

At the same time, though, the 22-year-old is no doubt aware he faces a tough battle to get back into the Celtic side when fully fit.

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