Celtic’s Rogic set for one-match ban


Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is set to miss the Scottish Cup opener next season through suspension, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper report that the 24-year-old star will be sidelined for the first game of next season’s competition, after picking up a yellow card in the Scottish Cup Final win over Aberdeen on Saturday.

Rogic provided the heroic touch with the all-important winning goal in stoppage-time, but he was shown a yellow card by referee Bobby Madden for his celebration.

The Australia international had earlier been cautioned during Celtic’s semi final win over Rangers, and therefore reaches the yellow card limit.

However, it should not provide too much of a concern for Celtic in the immediate future, with this season’s competition not starting for the¬†Hoops¬†until January 22.

A similar fixture schedule should see Rogic eligible for much of the first-half of the new season, before serving his one-game ban early into the new year.

Rogic made 37 appearances in all competitions last season, contributing 12 goals and six assists.

He missed the middle part of the season with an ankle injury, having limped off at half-time during the win over Dundee in December.

But the injury saw him sidelined until April, where he made his comeback in a 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle at the start of the month.

Stuart Armstrong was also on target for Celtic during their Scottish Cup Final victory on Saturday, following Jonny Hayes’ earlier opener for Aberdeen.

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