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Jim Duffy criticises Celtic's Tom Rogic

Tomas Rogic of Celtic is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on April 21, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Celtic's Tom Rogic really struggled against Rangers at Ibrox today.

Tomas Rogic of Celtic is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on April 21, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jim Duffy has criticised Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic for his performance in the defeat by Rangers today.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon selected the Australia international to start at Ibrox ahead of Olivier Ntcham.

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But that looked an error by Lennon as Rangers dominated the big man Rogic, linked with a £20 million move to the Premier League this week [Sydney Morning Herald].

He endured an anonymous first half, before being replaced by Ntcham on 71 minutes.

 

And Duffy told BBC Sport Scotland that he barely even knew Rogic was on the park.

The former Bhoy said: "There are two or three Celtic players that I haven't even noticed. Tom Rogic is one of them. The first time I've really noticed him was when he was giving the ball away. He hasn't influenced the game at all."

Goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield were enough for Steven Gerrard's Rangers side to avenge the fiery defeat at Parkhead in March.

The Gers won the battle, but Lennon's side won the war after coming into the game as Scottish Premiership champions.

Rogic was seriously disappointing though. He is known to score against the light Blues, but he never looked a threat to Gerrard's side today.

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.

 

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