Celtic's Rogic looked like a player with a point to prove against Morton

Tom Rogic of Celtic  runs through to score during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have been missing the form of their Australian attacking midfielder Tom Rogic and will welcome his return ahead of the trip to Ibrox this weekend.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates scoring his first goal of the game with his team mates Tom Rogic during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at...

Tom Rogic looked like a man with a point to prove against Morton as his side endured a tough first half only to run out eventual 3-0 winners at Celtic Park.

The victory saw Celtic progress to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, as expected. However, it more importantly saw the return to form of a few vital players ahead of the trip to Ibrox this weekend. 


Rogic's season has been hampered by injuries and the Australia international has simply not been able to emulate his stunning campaign under Rodgers last season. having netted only four goals so far compared to his 12 strikes last term.

With fellow attacking midfielder Stuart Armstrong recovering from a hernia operation, Celtic have been missing their creative link between the midfield and attack.

Tom Rogic of Celtic has a shot on goal during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on March 3, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

With Rogic back, however, and with a point to prove after ongoing speculation regarding a new contract, perhaps the 25-year-old is upping his game to attract interest from teams further afield or, alternatively, simply coming into form to help boost his chances of an improved contract offer.

Either way, should Rogic kick on from his performance against Morton and produce much of the same for the rest of the season, Brendan Rodgers and the Celtic fans will be very pleased, for now at least.

The Australian was on hand to assist Moussa Dembele's opening goal for the Celts on Saturday, as the striker got on the end of a wonderfully curled cross from the right to head past Derek Gaston.

Tom Rogic of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rogic also had a few shots of his own, testing Gaston twice within a minute only to be denied on each occasion. The midfield star may have only managed one assist in the game, but it was the tempo and urgency at which he played that will have pleased the fans so much, as it is exactly that sort of urgency Celtic have needed in the last couple of months. 

After a display like that, you would expect Rogic has a major chance of starting the Old Firm Derby this weekend at Ibrox. 

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