Celtic's Tom Rogic: I’ll build upon my first-team chances next season

Rogic is pleased to be on his way back to full fitness, and is planning to take his chance at Celtic next season.

Rogic has missed this entire campaign due to injury, meaning he has just 15 appearances to his name, but he has told the official Celtic website that he is ready to break into the first-team next season.

The Australian international said: “I feel very good at the moment. I think I’ve made good progress in the last four to six weeks in particular. I’ve had a run of games in the Development Squad and I’ve been back in the first-team squads which has been nice.

“To come back in before the end of the season and be involved at the stadium, in that squad, it’s great. It is something to build on into next season so I’m only looking forward now.”

Rogic arrived at Parkhead in 2013, going on to make 15 appearances over the course of two-and-a-half seasons, including a time spent back on loan in Australia with Melbourne Victory.

The young attacking midfielder missed this entire season with injury, sitting on the sidelines for all-but three games, when he was included in Ronny Deila’s matchday squad for fixtures against Aberdeen, St Johnstone and Inverness - although he failed to make it off the bench.

However, he looks to push on next season, with a full campaign of fitness work behind him, and the occasional appearance in the Bhoys’ development squad.

The 22-year-old sounds confident that he can start to make an impact upon head coach Deila, having been out of the reckoning since the Norwegian’s arrival at Parkhead, and it promises to be a breakthrough year for the young midfielder next season.

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