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Tom Rogic hails Brendan Rodgers impact after signing new Celtic deal

St Johnstone's Dave MacKay (R) and David Wotherspoon (L) in action with Celtic's Tom Rogic

The Australian international has ended months of speculation by signing a new three-year contract at the Bhoys.

St Johnstone's Dave MacKay (R) and David Wotherspoon (L) in action with Celtic's Tom Rogic

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has ended months of speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract at Parkhead and said, via the Scottish Sun, that Brendan Rodgers' impact since his arrival was the key factor in his decision.

Rogic's Bhoys career appeared to be fizzling out under Rodgers' predecessor Ronny Deila after he missed the entirety of the 2014-15 season through injury.

At one point, with the 23-year-old's contract due to expire next summer and the midfielder left out of the team, it appeared as though a move to England would be on the cards.

England's Chris Smalling in action with Australia's Tomas Rogic

However, he was reintegrated into the side and ultimately made 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.

The Scottish Sun claim that the club have been in talks with the player since January over a new deal, and Rogic himself admitted that the deciding factor in his ultimate decision to stay was the impact that Rodgers has had on the club since being appointed.

Rogic told the paper: "I’m happy here and happy to commit my future to the club that I’m proud of, and I’m just really excited for the future. The manager’s had a very positive impact on the club so far and I’m sure we will continue to build on that.

"It’s a great time to be at the club, and for me to have my future sorted and know that I’m going to be working with the manager for the coming seasons is great.

Celtic's Tom Rogic (L) in action with Heart of Midlothian's Igor Rossi Branco

"The manager’s had a say in me re-signing here, and he has played a big role in me deciding to stay here, and you can tell he’s a top-class manager. I still feel that I have a lot to give and I know that, under him, I can develop and progress and contribute to the team’s success."

Rogic has already featured under Rodgers this season in both the Champions League and as a second-half substitute in the Premiership season-opening win over Hearts.

He will be hoping to steer clear of injuries and re-produce his best form of this season and become a regular under the new manager he clearly admires so much.

Celtic's Tom Rogic celebrates with Mikael Lustig and Leigh Griffiths after scoring their first goal

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