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Brendan Rodgers should axe Celtic’s Tom Rogic due to poor form

Tomas Rogic of Celtic battles for possession with Ovie Ejaria of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in...

Celtic ace Tom Rogic has seen his form dip below par this season.

Tomas Rogic of Celtic is challenged by Tom Taiwo of Hamilton Academical during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Hamilton at Celtic Park Stadium on August 26, 2018 in...

Celtic picked up a goalless draw away to St Mirren on Friday night and were the better side despite losing Olivier Ntcham to a red card in the first-half.

But there were a few players within Brendan Rodgers’ side that were not quite at the races and they could end the weekend five points behind league leaders Hearts if they win against Motherwell.

 

Tom Rogic was one of the main culprits for the Bhoys of passing through the game without much influence, something that was happening before the international break far too often.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder can be a key player for the Scottish champions when he is on form and gets into dangerous positions around the 18-yard box.

He hasn’t quite found any consistency in his game this season and looked lacklustre in several matches.

The Australia international has two goals and no assists in 10 appearances this season, while his overall influence has been nowhere near the levels he can reach.

Tomas Rogic of Celtic celebrates after scores his team's third goal during the Betfred Scottish League Cup round of sixteen match between Partick Thistle and Celtic at Firhill Stadium on...

Rodgers does have plenty of attacking options within his squad he can call upon and he should consider axing Rogic in the next game to give him a wake-up call.

The left-footed playmaker needs to start grabbing games by the scruff of the neck and leaving him out of the starting XI for the Europa League clash with Rosenborg on Thursday would set him the challenge to improve.

18th August 2018, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, second round, Partick Thistle versus Celtic; Tom Rogic of Celtic warms up

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