Rogic in line for Euro bow
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Published 10/08/2015 | 02:30
Ronny Deila admitted he had no idea who Tom Rogic was when he first moved to Celtic - but has now hinted the Australian could have played his way into the Hoops' Champions League line-up.
The 22-year-old netted his first goal for the club while making his first Hoops start in almost two years at Firhill. The £400,000 signing from Central Coast Mariners has not been seen in a Celtic starting XI since the infamous League Cup shocker to Morton back in September 2013.
Speaking after the Premiership victory - sealed by Kris Commons' second-half strike - Deila said: "Tom was very good for the first 40 minutes. You can see what kind of talent he is with his touch of the ball and awareness.
"He has a lot of things that he can give to the team and I think we will see much more of him. When I came here I hadn't heard anything about him, so I didn't know who he was.
"He was injured the whole time for almost a year last season but once we got him started again I saw that he had something special."
Asked if Rogic was a candidate to start in Celtic's Champions League play-off clashes with Malmo, Deila said: "Yeah, he has shown he is an option for our team."