Tom Rogic has re-assured Celtic fans that the players are ready for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Cliftonville.
Celtic fly to Belfast tomorrow on the back of four defeats on the bounce in Germany and a growing injury list.
Joe Ledley and Adam Matthews have yet to kick a ball this season while the fitness of Scott Brown, James Forrest and Gary Hooper could be tested on Cliftonville’s plastic pitch.
Rogic was one of the few players to do themselves justice in the 3-0 defeat from Union Berlin and is ready to launch his Celtic career after helping Australia qualify for next year’s World Cup Finals in Brazil.
“We’ll be ready,” the midfielder stated looking at Wednesday’s clash. “The squad is more or less the same as last year and everybody knows their roles and jobs.
“We have all had a short break and we are all back fit and fresh. I don’t know too much about Cliftonville. We’d rather concentrate on ourselves.
“We know if we play to the best of our ability then we will be fine. Celtic play in the Champions League every season and that was a big thing for me. The run last season excited everybody.”
Looking at his own situation Rogic added: “I am enjoying life in Scotland, at first it was a bit of a shock because I left the Australian summer and walked straight into the Scottish winter.
“It was a big move coming across from the other side of the world. It does take a bit of time to settle on and off the pitch.
“That is behind me now, however. I feel really comfortable and am looking forward to the year ahead.
“I want to do well and to take my opportunity when it comes, to help the club gain further success.”