Celtic fringe player must be boosted into limelight after shattering blow
A player who many people thought had no future at Celtic will now likely have a pivotal role to play in how successful the rest of the Hoops season is.
Dorus de Vries will most likely be the Bhoys’ number one goalkeeper until the end of the season, following Brendan Rodgers’ revealing the shattering blow that Craig Gordon will be out for up to three months with the knee injury he suffered against Hibernian.
De Vries’ career in Glasgow looked to be over after a disappointing spell as first choice goalkeeper last season. The player had worked with Rodgers before, and the Hoops manager had faith in him to take over from Gordon.
Unfortunately a poor performance against Barcelona in the Champions League seemed to knock de Vries’ confidence and it wasn’t long before Gordon took over once more.
However, fringe player de Vries reemerged with a man of the match performance against Dundee in a 1-0 Celtic win back in October, in what was his first game in over a year.
He then signed a year’s extension to his contract, so the manager must still have faith in the player.
Rodgers’ faith in de Vries will be test over the three months, which will include the Europa League last 32 clash with Zenit and trips to Aberdeen and Rangers.
Perhaps this most unlikely of comebacks will produce a fairy tale ending for the Dutch goalkeeper.
In other Celtic news, Charly Musonda is in Glasgow to complete his move to the Hoops
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