Celtic find themselves in a better position right now than most fans would have expected at the start of the campaign, when Ange Postecoglou was first brought in as manager after a disappointing 2020/21 season, which had seen the Hoops finish without a trophy and 25 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership. Considering that, the turnaround from the team has been remarkable.
Celtic currently sit three points ahead of the Rangers in the Premiership. On top of that, they have already won the Scottish League Cup and are in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, where they will take on the Rangers at Hampden Park.
Thus, the treble is still on for Postecoglou’s side. But at the same time, it is very possible that they might not win any of the remaining two domestic titles come the end of the season.
Their upcoming game against the Rangers at Ibrox in the Premiership is very important for the club. They have a massive injury worry though surrounding Tom Rogic. And Postecoglou’s latest update on the Australian midfielder did not sound very promising. As reported by the Daily Record, he told Celtic TV:
“Unfortunately he couldn’t go back and represent his country which was disappointing for him. He’s still sore.
“He probably won’t train this week and we’ll just assess how he goes in the week leading up to the next game.
“But suffice to say he was pretty sore after it. He probably could’ve been a helluva lot worse, but at the same time it’s enough to keep him out for the medium-term.”
Celtic have massive Rogic injury worry heading into game against Rangers
It goes without saying that the situation is far from ideal for Celtic as Rogic has been a very important player for the club this season and missing him would be a huge blow to their chances against the Rangers.
Let’s see how things play out but the fact that Rogic did not go on international duty for important Australian games does suggest that he is not in a great physical condition right now.
Rogic had been forced off the pitch in Celtic’s recent game against Ross County, after he was on the end of a tackle that saw Kayne Ramsay being shown a red card.
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