Rogne drops Celtic exit hint

Thomas Rogne has hinted he might leave Celtic when his contract

expires at the end of the season.

The Norwegian defender, who joined Celtic in 2010 from Stabaek,

turned down the club’s offer of a new deal in February.

The 22-year-old expressed his frustration at his lack of regular

first-team football with the likes of Kelvin Wilson, Efe Ambrose

and Charlie Mulgrew all ahead of him in Neil Lennon’s pecking


Rogne is not keen to discuss his long-term future, but admits he

will use this summer’s European Under 21s Championship as the

chance to put himself in the shop window.

“That is not something I want to talk about,” Rogne told VG when

asked about his contract situation.

“The last time we talked about an extention of the contract was

one year ago.

“Then, we didn’t reach an agreement about something.

“That is not a problem for me. I am concentrating on playing

football and we got a European Championship coming up and I look

forward to that.

“There are many good teams, good players and many clubs in the

stands. If you play and convince them, doors can open for you.”

Rogne admits he is unsure why he has found himself out of the

first-team picture this season.

“I don’t know why it has turned out like this and I am not

satisfied with the lack of playing time,” added Rogne.

“But I just got to work with myself and see what I can do

better. It is a matter of delivering the goods all the time.”