TOM ROGIC could be about to start his first game of 2018 as Celtic’s developmental side take on Motherwell at Cappielow – that’s if the game goes ahead in wintry conditions.

Brendan Rodgers was keen to give Tom some game time on Saturday but after a late second goal by Partick Thistle he didn’t want to risk the midfielder as Celtic looked to close out the game.

Tom has been out since early December with a knee injury and is looking to get back up to speed.

Speaking after the match Brendan said he had to apologise to Tom, but he will get some game time before Thursday’s Europa Clash.

“He’ll get some minutes with the Under-23 squad on Monday, he’s been out for about 10 weeks now so he needs game time.

“He’s been working very hard, but, of course, we want to get him game-time on Monday and that will give him confidence to play.

“I had to apologise to him. At 3-1, we should have been comfortable well before that, but when the late goal goes in, it changes your thought process, so unfortunately for him, he’s had to have to wait.”


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