Tom Rogic taking inspiration from Celtic's Nir Biton with comeback

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The Australian midfielder is returning to the Celtic fold following an injury-hit spell and believes he can take heart from Nir Biton's experience

Tom Rogic may have so far failed to justify his billing as the next big thing in Australian football - but the Celtic man is taking heart from the progress made by another relative newcomer last season, according to the Australian Associated Press.

Indeed, the 22-year-old arrived at Celtic Park from Central Coast Mariners back in 2013 but a series of injuries, most notably a groin problem, curtailed his impact at the club.

Now fit and back with the Bhoys after a loan stint with Melbourne Victory along the way, Rogic is promising everything he can to help forge a future in the Hoops first team.

Speaking in an interview with the Australian Associated Press, the attacking midfielder cited the example of Nir Biton as one that has given him encouragement for the future.

Like Rogic, Biton initially struggled to adapt to the demands of Scottish football but last season marked a major upturn in form for the Israeli star, who looks set to shine again for Celtic in the campaign to come.

And Rogic believes, provided he stays fit, a similar situation could play out for him.

"We [Rogic and Bitton] came to the club at similar times," Rogic said.

"Nir had a bit of a slow start and proved with a run of games what a quality player he is. So of course I take confidence from that."

Rogic will be looking to impress in the coming weeks, with the Australian likely to play an important part in Celtic's pre-season plans. He has already dazzled against Den Bosch - what more could be on the way?

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