Tom Rogic could miss up to a month of action for Celtic as he prepares for the Asia Cup.
Celtic fans have been left frustrated as Rogic has received a call to represent Australia in the 2019 Asia Cup, where they will defend their crown.
The 26-year-old is a key player for both Celtic and Australia and his absence will be felt by the Bhoys.
Brendan Rodgers will be assessing his options in Rogic’s absence, with Ryan Christie and Mikey Johnston among the candidates to assume the number 10 role.
Rodgers confirmed in yesterday’s post-match press conference that Rogic would be missing soon.
There had been hope that Australia would allow Rogic to play in the Old Firm clash with Rangers at Ibrox before flying out.
But Rodgers fears that the Socceroos will fly him out after the Aberdeen game on the 27th December.
He said: “Tom will play in the Aberdeen game and then fly out after that, as far as I’m aware. It’s a shame for him and us.”
The Asia Cup, held in the United Arab Emirates, runs from January 5th to February 1st.
If Australia make it all the way to the final, Rogic will miss four league games at least – if not five due to fatigue and jet lag – as well as a cup match.
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