TOM ROGIC is a derby doubt after Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers insisted he will not take risks with the Aussie at Ibrox. Rogic is a player the new Ibrox residents fear so they’ll be kept guessing until an hour before kick-off to discover if the Wizard of Oz starts.
The Parkhead ace has missed his team’s last two games with a damaged ankle and will sit out Wednesday’s Premiership encounter against Ross County at Parkhead.
Rogic, who has worn a protective moon-boot, is desperate to feature against Sevco Rangers on Saturday and Rodgers is adamant he will give the playmaker every opportunity to feature in the top-of-the-table crunch.
However, the gaffer has also made it clear that it is pointless to take any chances.
He said: “Tom won’t be available for Wednesday, but we’ll look towards the weekend.
“If it is a game we think he can play in, he will.
“But if not, there is no drama, no problem. It’s about the team and someone else can step in and become a hero.”
Leigh Griffiths is also a concern for this week’s double-header after limping out of the 3-0 weekend win at Hamilton.
Rodgers, though, is upbeat over the striker’s fitness after taking him off at half-time at New Douglas to limit any further damage.
He said: “It was precautionary. His calf is a bit tight.