Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic explained that he’s working on improving his fitness on a daily basis, as he was the centre of a question and answer session covered by the club’s official Twitter account.
The Australian hasn’t been able to make an impression under Ronny Deila since the Norwegian arrived at the club, as he’s been battling against a groin problem which has hampered his progress.
However, he explained during the session that he’s now fully fit and he appears determined to try and force his way into Deila’s team.
.@NathanL143 Yes I'm feeling fit and positive after a tough season for me last year. Still working every day to become fitter and stronger— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) June 24, 2015
The problem for Deila
The issue for Ronny Deila is how hard he pushes the player over the course of pre-season to improve his fitness levels.
The temptation will be to really test him and challenge him to get back into the side, but groin injuries are delicate and Deila will be wary of another problem developing.
That would have a negative impact not just for the team, but also for Rogic personally and it could be difficult for him to deal with from a mental point of view.
What are his chances of getting games?
It’s going to be difficult for him because Deila already has a number of very good options in and around his first team.
The trio of Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen is a combination of players who performed well for the club last season.
They will most likely start the season as the first choice players in the middle and Rogic will have to seriously up his game to force his way into the side.