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Rogic set to commit future to Celtic

  • Rogic set to commit future to Celtic

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic says he is ready to sign a long-term contract extension with Celtic as he prepares for a Canberra homecoming next week.

The talented 22-year-old has shaken off his injury woes and, in his fourth season at the club, has finally broken into the first team with the Scottish Premiership leaders, making 15 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals.

Rogic could only manage 15 games in total for Celtic across his first three seasons in Scotland, and said he was now ready to repay the faith the club has shown in him with a new deal.

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"My contract is until the end of next season," Rogic told reporters in Glasgow.

"The club have made it known to my representatives they would like to extend it and hopefully we can do that.

"Of course I'd be keen. I am happy here and enjoying my football. I certainly hope it can happen.

"It was just last week that they spoke so it is still very early. We'll wait and see what happens."

Rogic is in line to start in Celtic's Europa League clash against Molde on Friday morning (AEDT), before the Bhoys travel to face Ross County at the weekend.

Once those club commitments are complete, Rogic will be free to travel to his hometown Canberra, where the Socceroos face Kyrgyzstan in a World Cup qualifier on November 12.

Rogic said he was looking forward to what looms as a "massive" occasion, both for the team and for himself.

"That is where I was born and raised," he said.

"There hasn't been a national team game played there for some time - and I've never had an opportunity to play a professional match there.

"It will be pretty special and it's something I'm really looking forward to because I'm not sure how many opportunities like it there will be.

"All my family and friends are in Canberra so it will be pretty cool."

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