Moore and Slater call for Rogic to be loaned out

Neil Lennon is likely to be riled further after two more Australians demanded he loan out young Socceroo Tom Rogic in January. Picture: Robert Perry
Neil Lennon is likely to be riled further after two more Australians demanded he loan out young Socceroo Tom Rogic in January. Picture: Robert Perry
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NEIL Lennon is likely to be riled further after two more Australians demanded he loan out young Socceroo Tom Rogic in January in order to save his World Cup dream.

The Celtic manager was furious when new Australian manager Ange Postecoglou and Rogic’s former boss, Graham Arnold, both urged him to allow Rogic to leave on loan.

Rogic hasn’t started a league game since August and was an unused sub in Saturday’s win over Aberdeen.

Now ex-Rangers defender Craig Moore and former West Ham and Southampton player Robbie Slater have joined the debate Down Under.

Moore said: “Regular first-team football is a must for every player. That’s why Tom Rogic needs to leave Celtic during January’s transfer 
window if he’s still stuck on the bench.”

Slater, now a TV pundit in Australia, said: “The next six weeks are crucial. If he hasn’t cracked Celtic’s first team by Christmas, he needs to book the first flight out and get to a club prepared to throw him a shirt.

“I didn’t agree with his move to Celtic. They dominate a Scottish league that’s frankly not very good. With the demise of Rangers, they are a shark in a pond of fish fingers.”