Report: Ronny Deila to leave out misfiring Celtic star and reintroduce English target

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The Bhoys boss is thought to have left out struggling Stefan Johansen for Wednesday's clash with Dundee, with Tom Rogic set to come back into the fold.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has left Stefan Johansen out of his squad for Wednesday night's clash with Dundee in a bid to spark an improvement in form and will instead bring Leeds United target Tom Rogic back into the fold, according to the Scottish Sun.

Johansen has experienced a marked decline in his form this season after scoring 13 goals from midfield last season and ultimately winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

The current campaign has been a much greater struggle for the Norwegian international, with the 25-year-old having only scored once all season in the SPL, in August, and having failed to find the net in any competition since late September.

Johansen has become a primary target for Celtic fans' frustrations, and the Scottish Sun report that his compatriot and manager has taken the decision to withdraw him from the line of fire for Wednesday night's clash.

Instead, it is thought that Tom Rogic, a reported target for English clubs such as Leeds United with his future at Parkhead still unresolved, could be reintroduced into the fold.

The Australian has not even been handed a place on the substitutes' bench for either of Celtic's last two matches.

However, with the 23-year-old insisting earlier this week that he wants to stay in Glasgow, Deila could be set to reintegrate him into first-team action in place of the rested Johansen.

Celtic host Dundee on Wednesday evening looking to maintain or potentially increase a six-point lead over nearest challengers Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premier League table.

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