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Celtic face going into two key SPFL clashes in the new year without Tom Rogic and Furuhashi.

The extended Asian qualifying pathway sees matches being played on January 27 and February 1 while the European calendar breaks until March with domestic and taking priority during the first two months of the year.

International are known well in advance with World Cup qualifiers not giving clubs any chance of with-holding players required by their nation

After his match-winning intervention against Australia on Tuesday will be pushing for a starting place for his national side while Rogic now has 51 caps from an international career stretching over a decade.

On January 27 Japan host in a qualifier followed by a visit from Saudi Arabia on February 1. On the same dates Australia are at home to Vietnam then away to Oman.

Following the winter break Celtic face Hearts at Tynecasrle on January 26 then host three days later.

There is an awful lot of football to be played before the end of January but developing the squad strength to cover for the absence of two regulars will be somewhere in Ange Postecoglou’ thinking and planning.

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  • Red Scotland says:

    Quite simply the club tells both players they will not be allowed to leave. Club in all cases comes before country.

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