Celtic

By James Black

Celtic keeper Dorus de Vries is set to make his first appearance for the Hoops in over a year – according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that the 36-year-old will take Craig Gordon’s place for Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee.

De Vries hasn’t played for the Hoops since being beaten from 45 yards by Kilmarnock’s Souleymane Coulibaly in a 6-1 home win over Kilmarnock 13 months ago.

Rodgers is believed to be resting key players ahead of the midweek trip to Germany to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

De Vries has made five appearances for the Hoops after signing from Nottingham Forest in August 2016.

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The report also states that another forgotten Celtic player, Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa, could also make his return to the starting XI after being frozen out since opting to represent his country at the Gold Cup.

Scott Brown, Jozo Simunovic, Stuart Armstrong, Tom Rogic and Mikael Lustig are all expected to miss the clash with Dundee as the Hoops look to extend their 58-game unbeaten domestic run.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are currently level on points with Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership going into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

The Scottish champions also face a Scottish League Cup semi-final next weekend when they take on Neil Lennon’s Hibs at Hampden.

The sides met at Celtic Park just before the international break with a double from John McGinn earning the Edinburgh side a 2-2 draw.

In other Celtic transfer news, the club are joint favourites to sign a left-footed midfield creator who has demolished the Hoops in the past.

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