Tom Rogic has revealed his frustration at being forced to head to Dubai before Celtic's derby game against Rangers on Saturday.

The Australian midfielder was called up for international duty in the Asia Cup but both he and Celtic had expressed their wish that Rogic be given dispensation to play at Ibrox before heading out to join the Socceroos.

That plea fell on deaf ears with Australian manager Graham Arnold calling all players into the squad following their Boxing Day commitments.

Rogic has been one of Celtic's big-game players in this fixture - of the 8 Celtic goals he scored last term 4 came against the Ibrox side - and Brendan Rodgers was as disappointed as Rogic at the lack of availability for the weekend encounter.

Speaking on his Instagram account, the 26-year-old said: "I’m very disappointed to be missing the game on the 29th. "A decision has been made but I did everything in my power to stay for the match. "I am a proud Australian but also love my club. It should never have been a debate between playing for club or country, ideally it would have been for both.

"Another challenge awaits in the Asian Cup, where I will give my all and proudly represent my country."