Neil Lennon offers honest verdict on Celtic star Tom Rogic's recent displays

Neil Lennon the Celtic manager during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic playmaker Tom Rogic scored against Aberdeen on Sunday.

Neil Lennon the Celtic manager during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has told The Scottish Sun that he was delighted to see Tom Rogic score on Sunday – because he's been 'off-colour' since returning from injury.

The Bhoys beat Aberdeen 3-0 in their Scottish Cup semi-final clash on Sunday, with James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and playmaker Rogic all getting on the scoresheet.

Celtic head into the final take on Hearts, meaning they are another step closer to completing a third straight domestic treble, even after losing boss Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City in February.

 

Lennon will be hoping to secure that treble, and having Rogic back fit and at his disposal is a major to boost to those silverware hopes.

The Australian is one of Celtic's most talented players, but endured a stop-start opening to 2019 having been off to the Asian Cup with Australia, before picking up an injury, keeping him out until the end of last month.

Rogic was only on the bench against Aberdeen, but came on for the injured Ryan Christie, and scored a fine left-footed goal to put the seal on a fine win.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic;  Tom Rogic of Celtic shoots and scores to make it 3-0 in the 69th minute

Lennon has now admitted that he was delighted to see Rogic score, feeling that he has been 'off-colour' since returning to the side, and is looking forward to working with him and other returning players more on a daily basis.

“I was delighted Tom got his goal,” said Lennon. “He’s been out for a while and has been a bit off-colour, but he scored a great goal for us and showed what he can do, so to have all of these players back is fantastic for me because I haven’t really had time to work with them on a day to day basis,” he added.

Tom Rogic of Celtic celebrates after he scores  his team's third goal during the Scottish Cup semi final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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