TOM ROGIC is ready to hit his peak for Celtic according to manager Ange Postecoglou, with the Australian midfielder thriving under the guidance of his countryman.

While there has rarely been any doubt over the technical ability of the man the fans call ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Rogic has often struggled for form and fitness over the past couple of seasons.

But at 28, Postecoglou hopes that the promising displays he is putting in during this early part of the season are a sign of things to come.

“It’s hard for me to say [what has changed],” Postecoglou said. “I don’t like talking about when I wasn’t here because everyone has unique circumstances. We don’t know what drives certain people.

“I know Tommy really well and he’s an unbelievable footballer. He’s one of the players the supporters love to watch.

“He had a bit of an interrupted pre-season but he’s been super in training and getting better and better in the games.

“Long may it continue because he’s an exciting footballer. He’s still got a lot to offer – he’s in his peak years now.”

David Turnbull agrees with his manager’s assessment of Rogic. There was a school of thought previously that it would be difficult to accommodate both attacking midfielders in the one line-up, but they are now linking up to often devastating effect.

"It's great playing alongside him,” said Turnbull. “Everybody knows how good he is as we train alongside him every day.

"Tom and I have played the last two games as two eights or two tens and we complement each other. If one of us goes forward, the other tucks in. We just bounce off each other."

Turnbull, who got his own season up and running with a double in the midweek win over FK Jablonec, is confident that Celtic are now more up to speed with what their manager is demanding from them than they were when they lost to Hearts on the opening day of the Premiership season.

As a result, they should be a very different proposition for Robbie Neilson’s side to deal with when they come to Celtic Park tomorrow in the Premier Sports Cup.

"I hope so,” he said. “A few weeks ago we were still trying to gel together and it maybe came a bit soon, but this time we'll be ready.

"I think it will be a different game. That was the first game of the league season and it was tough for us. It was a hard result for us to take because I thought we played well in that game, although I knew there was still more to come from us.

"Now it's their turn to come to Celtic Park and the last few days have shown how well we are playing here and we can't wait to try to go and get another win."