Former Celtic player Frank McAvennie can’t quite understand why Gavin Strachan chose to take off Tom Rogic during the club’s draw against Hibernian.
Gavin Strachan has been placed in charge of the squad on a temporary basis after both Neil Lennon and John Kennedy were forced to self-isolate along with 13 other key players.
We won’t beat about the bush, Celtic fielded a heavily depleted squad against a hungry Hibernian side.
The squad was mostly made up of fringe players and youth stars but there was one key player on the pitch that McAvennie felt had to stay on until the end of the match and that was Tom Rogic.
The Aussie attacking midfielder was taken off after the hour mark and was replaced by youngster Ewan Henderson.
The former Hoops player spoke with Football Insider and vented his frustrations about Strachan’s logic, Rogic should have been left on the pitch to guide the young stars.
“Livingston are playing well at the moment,” he told Football Insider.
“I do not understand why Strachan took Rogic off against Hibs. I do not get that.
“Maybe he was getting told by Lenny but it is bad enough without taking your experienced players off the field. They cannot do that against Livingston. You need your experienced players to talk to the young boys.
“There were far too many youngsters against Hibs. They are not good enough, the boys that are coming through – not right now anyway.
“You have to break boys in with experienced players around them.
“I know Strachan was in a difficult situation last night but you do not take Rogic off and put a young boy on who has never played. I do not get it.”