When is it never a tough or crucial week in the life of a Celtic fan or player? This week will, of course, be no different as Celtic welcome Ross County to Paradise today, Lazio visit on Thursday before the Bhoys head to Pittodrie next Sunday.

These are three games that give Celtic a chance to redeem themselves after two disappointing results before the international break and it has been a long wait for the chance of redemption.

Neil Lennon is still paying the price for the loss to Livingston today as Ryan Christie serves his suspension after a much talked about red card two weeks ago. Luckily for Lennon Tom Rogic is ready to step into the shoes of a red hot Ryan Christie. If anyone can continue on the form Ryan has shown so far this season it is Tom Rogic and Neil Lennon certainly feels this is the case to when he spoke with Celtic TV.

“Ryan’s been outstanding for us, but Tom Rogic is up to speed, and hopefully we’ve got Ntcham even though he’s a bit of a doubt. But Ryan would be a miss for any team right now the way he’s playing. We’ll have to adjust accordingly.

“Tom’s a creative type, they’re very similar, and we all know about his pedigree. He’s had his injury lay-off and he’s come back and is in great condition. He would jump at the chance to play if selected, so it’s great having that luxury when you lose a quality player and can bring another one in.

Ntcham rolled his ankle yesterday in training which will make him a major doubt to start today and Lennon would have to choose Rogic over Ntcham to replace Ryan Christie. With the visit of Lazio pending Lennon might prefer to keep Ntcham fit and ready to start on Thursday instead.


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