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ROGIC BOOST FOR HOOPS

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TOM ROGIC is on course for his first Celtic appearance of 2019.

The Australian playmaker has not figured for the champions since the 4-3 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Boxing Day.

Rogic sustained a hand injury while playing for his country in the Asian Cup over the turn of the year, but, while undergoing an assessment on the problem, medics also flagged up an issue with a knee.

The 25-year-old was forced to go undergo surgery, but has now returned to training as the Hoops chase their eighth successive title and also the unprecedented treble treble.

He was back on the field at Lennoxtown yesterday, but there will be no chance of a surprise comeback against the Dons at a 60,000 sell-out Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.

Interim manager Neil Lennon has won his two games in charge – against Hearts and Hibs – but has been without the midfield skills of Rogic, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham.

He is hopeful all four will be fit to play a part in the crucial run-in to the campaign.

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