TOM ROGIC is prepared to play right through the summer and cross various time zones in order to ensure he is available for Celtic's make-or-break Champions League qualifiers.

No sooner will the 23-year-old midfielder from a suburb of Canberra have finished with this year's William Hill Scottish Cup final than he will be expected to fly across the world to take part in Australia's extensive summer programme.

After a crucial World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia at the MCG in Melbourne on June 8 comes a glamour home friendly against Brazil five days later.

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From there it is straight to the Confederations Cup tournament in Russia, where the Socceroos will face Germany, Cameroon and Chile in the group stages.

Should Ange Postecoglou's side go the distance, Rogic could be required to play in the final in St Petersburg on July 2, as little as nine days before Celtic's opening Champions League qualifying tie, but he feels he has had enough down time this season as he recuperated through injury and will not be asking for any more time off.

"The last group game is June 25 and who knows what can happen," said Rogic. "But I’ve missed a period of the season and have had more then enough rest. So from my point of view I would certainly feel ready to go. It is not like it is going to be a surprise or anything if I have to come back in early, or come straight back in for the game. I feel I should be in good shape leading into those qualifying games."

With a similar scenario awaiting next summer should Australia be successful in their World Cup qualifiers and return to Russia for the World Cup finals in 2018, the most likely solution for some down time in Rogic's calendar is during the winter break next January.

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"I have spoken to the manager about it and yes I guess that [next winter] is the next break I will probably get," said Rogic. "Yes it is a busy schedule. But they are good games, a lot of big games for the country. It will be great to be part of that and I am looking forward to that as well.

"You look at what is at stake and it sort of outweighs the possibility of getting a holiday. You have a friendly against one of the best countries in the world, and a chance to qualify for the World Cup, so it is not a case of 'maybe I can get a holiday here for a week instead of playing those games'. "

While Rogic feels his international adventure will be perfect preparation for the games, manager Brendan Rodgers may have different ideas and competition for places is fierce. “I’ll be playing big games and coming into pre-season fit and ready to go," said the Australian. "You get used to being at a big club and having competition for places. There are guys who don’t make the squad who would walk into other teams in the league. You want competition and to fight for places and trophies. You need to fight for your spot."