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ROGIC OUT UNTIL MARCH AS COMPPER JOINS INJURY LIST

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TOM ROGIC’s injury lay-off could extend to March after Brendan Rodgers revealed the classy Australian was out for ‘6-8 weeks.’

Rogic, 25, has been an important player for Celtic in the past few seasons with his creativity aiding the team with goals and assists. His absence was underlined by Rodgers after the Rangers game, which ended in a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park.

Rogic picked up the injury in wake of the 1-0 home defeat to Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League.

Celtic will be hoping that the playmaker is fit and back into the fray for the defence of the Scottish Cup and the League.

Meanwhile, Celtic fans will have to wait ‘3-4 weeks’ until new Bhoy, Marvin Compper makes his debut for the champions. The 32-year-old defender, who arrived from RB Leipzig this month, picked up a calf injury during the club’s trip to Dubai over the winter break.

Compper now joins Rogic, Roberts, Ralston, Hayes and Armstrong on the Celtic Park injury list. Rodgers could be tempted to look to bring in a couple of players to sure up his ranks in the coming weeks.


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A Celtic State of Mind presents its 30th instalment of insightful discussion around the culture of Celtic Football Club, the city of Glasgow, and fans of the reigning treble-winning Scottish champions.

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