Former Rangers defender Craig Moore told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s interested to see what happens with Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic this season.
Moore has suggested that his fellow Australian could benefit from a run of games at the top of Celtic’s midfield, with the pressure and expectation for the Bhoys to dominate in most games they play this season.
Moore has backed Rogic to go all out, trying as hard as possible to force his way into the team under manager Ronny Deila.
“I am really interested to see what will happen now Tommy is injury free and has got a good pre-season under his belt at Celtic because I believe he is a really, really good talent,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“I know for a fact he will certainly give it every possibility to make the most of his opportunity. He will certainly try his backside off. He is a good kid.”
“For a team like Celtic, where you are dominating most of your games, especially at home, then that will suit Tommy in that position that he plays at an attacking midfielder.”
A tough challenge
It’s going to be very difficult for Rogic to force his way into the team because of how successful the trio of Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen have been under Deila’s guidance.
Unless Rogic is willing to work hard and adapt to a new position, it’s difficult to see where he could find the game time to make an impact through the middle.
He’ll be relying on someone picking up a problem out of those three which would see either Johansen dropping into a deeper role, or Rogic simply replacing him in the number ten role.
Either way he needs to be primed and ready when the call comes.