Three reasons why Tom Rogic will be Celtic’s match-winner against Rangers
He runs the Celtic show
The recent victory over Ross County at Celtic Park was the perfect example of a match where Tom Rogic simply ran the Celtic show. When he is at his best then he is the focal point for everything positive the Hoops do in the final third.
If Rangers have sense on Saturday they’ll set up pragmatically with the focus on defending, and that’s arguably when Rogic’s importance to the Celtic team comes to the fore.
His ability to find space against tight defences is quite remarkable, always managing to drop into freedom between the midfield and defensive lines. His excellent footwork and dribbling skills just enhance that; even if he’s tightly marked, he’ll find the yard or two he needs to pull off his pass or a shot on goal.
There are many dangers in the Celtic team, some are flashier than Rogic himself, but he’s often the most effective and the most ruthless when it comes to directly contributing to goals.