Celtic star 'should look at leaving club' if he doesn't get regular place in starting XI

Australian assistant advises Tom Rogic to assess his options

Tom Rogic has been told he should consider quitting Celtic this summer by Australia's national team assistant Rene Meulensteen.

The Socceroos coach is concerned the midfielder isn't getting enough opportunities in the starting XI after watching the player come off the bench to help win a point at Livingston in midweek.

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Rogic's contract with Celtic doesn't expire for another three years, though this has been his least productive season since his break-out 2015/16 campaign, as he's netted just three times in 22 appearances.

Tom Rogic netted a late equaliser for Celtic on Wednesday evening. Picture: SNS

The emergence of Ryan Christie has pushed the Aussie to the fringes of the starting XI and Meulensteen feels it would be better for Rogic's career if he managed to find a club where he's guaranteed to start every week.

He's quoted in the Scottish Sun as saying: "Tommy shouldn’t be on the bench. He’s a player who should play every week.

“It’s not my decision to make but it’s a shame for us, as we want all our top players to play as much football as possible.

“Maybe come the summer, there might be a move for him coming up. I’m sure there are clubs looking at him.

“Celtic are a great club and Tommy always speaks with such passion about him.

“But sometimes things move in a different way and I think if he doesn’t get regular football, he probably needs to look elsewhere."

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