Rogic plays 10 mins as Celtic win 4-1
AP - Australian Tom Rogic enjoyed rare time on the park as Celtic manager Neil Lennon rung the changes for his side's comfortable 4-1 away win over Ross County in the Scottish Premier League.
After the disappointment of a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Ajax earlier this week, Lennon took the opportunity to shake up his side's personnel and formation on Saturday in Dingwall.
The Celtic boss made five changes from the side that lost in Amsterdam as Georgios Samaras, Beram Kayal and Mikael Lustig missed out completely while Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons dropped to the bench.
One of Australia's brightest prospects, 20-year-old Rogic has been warming the bench for the majority of his Celtic stint since signing with the Scottish champions in January.
He was thrown into the fray in the 80th minute.
The score was already 4-1 at that stage, but with limited time to shine Rogic managed one shot on target that forced a fine save from Ross County goalkeeper Mark Brown.
Joe Ledley gathered the rebound from Brown's parry, and was inches away from completing a hat-trick when he smashed the ball into the woodwork.
Virgil Van Dijk and Ledley both scored twice in the rout, as Celtic extend their unbeaten league record to 12 games.
"When you make as many changes as we did always at the back of your mind you are thinking 'is this going to work?'," Lennon said.
"But we needed the fresh legs and ... there was a zest about us."
Rogic was named in new Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's squad for this month's friendly against Costa Rica.
But the selection came with a warning for the 20-year-old that he would need to be playing regularly to be considered for the 2014 World Cup.
"The biggest problem with Tommy is that he's not playing," Postecoglou said of the former Central Coast Mariners attacking midfielder.
"I am going to have a discussion with him in camp and see if we can help him.
"If he's still not playing in January and his back half of the season is like his first half then he's going to find it very hard to make the squad.
"He needs to be playing club football to be part of the World Cup squad."