By John Reid
Dorus de Vries has signed a new contract with Celtic.
As reported by Celtic’s official website and Twitter page, the 36-year-old goalkeeper’s new deal will run until Summer 2019.
Dorus de Vries has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at #CelticFC until the summer of 2019!
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) November 16, 2017
He made his Celtic debut against Aberdeen last season, and featured against Rangers when Celtic defeated the Ibrox club at Celtic Park in September 2015.
He lost his place in the side to Craig Gordon for a few reasons, firstly a poor performance in the 7-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League.
This was followed by him being substituted against Kilmarnock at half-time after conceding a bad goal – he was replaced by Gordon and didn’t make another appearance all season.
He has made one start so far this season, and turned in a man of the match performance as Celtic defeated Dundee 1-0 at Celtic Park.
De Vries was signed from Nottingham Forrest, and was one of Brendan Rodgers’ first signings as Celtic manager.
The pair had previously worked together at Swansea City.
In a long career, de Vries has also played for Den Haag, Dunfermline and Wolves.
Celtic – perhaps including de Vries – return to league duty this weekend against Ross County, before making a trip to Paris to take on the all-conquering PSG in their penultimate Champions League group game.
In other Celtic team news, Kieran Tierney has talked about his Scotland career