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Celtic's Rogic not blinded by criticism

Tom Rogic has no intention of listening to the critics as he continues to train hard ahead of the World Cup.

The 21-year old Celtic midfielder, who spent the second half of the season on loan at Melbourne Victory, has not quite reached the heights expected of him earlier in his career.

Rogic was Australia's 'next big thing' when he left Central Coast Mariners for the Glasgow giants in January 2013 but injury restricted his output and prompted a temporary shift to the Victory.

During his time in Melbourne, Rogic suffered from fitness issues and struggled to make an impact in the A-League which provoked negativity from outsiders which he chooses to brush aside.

"I can't control it so what am I meant to do? It's out of my hands," Rogic told reporters.

"All I can control is getting fit, playing and enjoying my football. To be honest, it doesn't really matter. They can write or say whatever they want, good or bad.

"It's my job not to pay any attention and you speak to any player, and the main thing is that you listen to the people around you, the people in the dressing room, your family and the coaches that advise you.

"Outside of that, to me ... it's irrelevant and I do my best not to pay any attention to it, and you guys can have your fun writing it."

Rogic is in Australia's 30-man provisional squad that is currently training in Gosford in preparation for Brazil 2014.

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