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.”