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24th Jun, 2018 | 1:54pm

He might be fit and available but there's no way Celtic outcast will start CL qualifiers


There was some surprising news for Celtic fans early on Sunday.

The Scottish Sun reported that Hoops outcast Marvin Compper could be fit for the Hoops pre-season games and thus available for the upcoming Champions League qualifiers.

The report went on to claim that the 33-year-old had struggled with injury since March, but was now set to be available for the Hoops going forward.

Now, Compper might be fit and available, but there is no way that he is going to be involved for the Bhoys in their Champions League qualifiers, starting against Alashkert in July.

Those games are far too important for a player who was played one game in 2018 to be risked in.

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The likes of Kristoffer Ajer, Jozo Simunovic or even Jack Hendry are far more likely to play for the Hoops in the qualfiers than the veteran German.

Perhaps if Compper shows that he is able to keep fit for a lengthy period of time, he will be feature for the Bhoys this season, as they will no doubt have a season which will stretch their squad to the limit once more.

But unless something dramatically changes, Compper is likely to be stuck in the stands most weeks, with perhaps a cameo role here and there.

In fact, it wouldn’t be a shock if he left the Hoops and returned in Germany either in January or next May, as he seems likely to be on the fringes – if he can stay fit – for most of the season.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops must use their Stuart Armstrong money to sign full-backs 

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