TOM ROGIC’S hopes of making a return for Celtic against Zenit St Petersburg have been hit by a setback.

The Australian international midfielder was hopng to get some much-needed game-time in the Develoment League match against Motherwell at Cappielow, but the fixture has been cancelled because of snow.

Underfoot conditions at Morton’s ground are seen as treacherous and Rogic has now given Brendan Rodgers a massive headache before Thursday’s Europa League encounter at Parkhead against the Russians.

The skilful playmaker hasn’t featured in the Hoops’ starting line-up for two months after sustaining a serious knee injury.

Rogic, 25, was an unused substitute in the 3-2 Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle on Saturday.

It looked as though he was poised to come on near the end before Conor Sammon scored a second goal for the Jags.

Rodgers then opted for the more defensive-minded Eboue Kouassi to replace hat-trick hero James Forrest.

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