Chris Sutton has hilariously branded Celtic playmaker Tom Rogic an “OAP” on BT Sport following his cameo role for the Hoops against Rangers on Sunday.
The 26-year-old has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery since the turn of the year. He picked up the injury while on international duty with Australia at the Asian Cup.
He made his return under Neil Lennon in Sunday’s Old Firm derby, which Celtic won 2-1 thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest – cancelling out Ryan Kent’s equaliser.
Speaking ahead of Celtic’s 2-0 win over St. Mirren on Wednesday night, Sutton blasted Australia international Rogic as an “OAP” and that he moved around like an “85-year-old” after coming on with 26 minutes left.
“It was like it was 10 against nine when Rogic came on”, Sutton said. “He looked about 85 years old. I mean, blimey, he was moving around like an OAP.”
Rogic’s quality is undoubted. He is arguably the player with the most creativity in Celtic’s side, although he has struggled to show his best form this season.
Playing at the World Cup in the summer before suffering multiple injuries has not helped Rogic. Indeed, Lennon left Rogic on the bench during the 2-0 win over St. Mirren.
Using him sparingly and regaining his match fitness will help Rogic return to the player Celtic fans love and admire.