Tom Rogic made his debut in English football at the weekend but failed to make any sort of impression.

The former Celtic man was given the nod to make his first start at The Hawthornes against Swansea City at the weekend.

Looking at the team sheets, Rogic appears to have been played as a deep lying central midfielder alongside Jake Livermore instead of a more advanced role that he is used to.

The Baggies lost an early goal but managed to take the lead in the game just after the hour mark through Grady Diangana.

They couldn’t hold on to the lead and were picked off by Swansea with Rogic’s former teammate Olivier Ntcham pulling his side back into the match with the equaliser before they went on to grab a winner and make it 3-2.

Rogic was subbed off on 57 minutes after a poor display with the Australian also picking up a yellow card.

He will be hoping that his fortunes turnaround so that the Australian national coach Graham Arnold considers him for the World Cup.

The king football layoff, having not played since May will certainly have played its part.

The former Celtic midfielder has not played for his national side in a good while but will surely be hoping to participate in the forthcoming World Cup.

It is vitally important that the 29-year old gets some minutes under his belt as Celtic would also benefit financially from the Aussie being selected.


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