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.

“He’s has this a number of times. He’s not been fit enough for long periods and the last thing I wanted to do was lose him when we have fit players available.

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