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.
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.
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.
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.