Aussie Tomas Rogic is hoping to be a first team bhoy

Pic: Phil McCloy | Scotzine

Pic: Phil McCloy | Scotzine

Celtic latest signing Tomas Rogic made his debut yesterday, playing 90 minutes against Inverness Caledonian Thistle and helping to guide Lennon’s side to a 3-0 victory over the Highland outfit. Playing in his part in setting up Kris Commons for Celtic’s first goal.

After the game, Rogic said: “I can’t have too many complaints I don’t think. I want to be part of the first team squad; I think every player here does.

And the 20 yer old was delighted with his debt performance, adding: “Yeah I’m pretty happy, I think it was a good performance all round from the team, obviously a lot of the players were rested however I still think we had a very strong squad. I had a lot of very good players round me during the match which made it much easier for me.”

Rogic who played for A-League side Central Coast Mariners before signing for Celtic hopes he can push his way into the first team, he continued: “You go out every game trying to make a statement and to show what you can do. Hopefully if I keep working well on the training pitch, the coaches can see.”

The twenty-year old is not entirely disappointed that he will miss out on Celtic’s crucial Champions League match against Italian champions Juventus mid-week with him not registered as part of Celtic’s 25 man squad, he said: “I got into the club about a week ago so I can’t really have any complaints. I will just take what comes at me and hopefully more games will come.”

Having travelled half across the world to Scotland, Rogic has noticed some differences between the Australian and Scottish professional game, but there is more to come from him, he added: “It’s a different style to what I’m used to, obviously different conditions, and different pitches so it may take me a bit of time to get used to it before I can play my better football, my best football.

“But for my first day I’m not going to have too many complaints. I’m happy. I will keep working hard on the training ground and hopefully the coaches take notice.

“Maybe it’s a little bit more physical but it’s not something I can’t adapt too so nothing to be worried about.”

Rogic will be hoping to make a second start for Celtic at Parkhead next Saturday against Dundee United in the SPL.


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