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Mystery deepens as Celtic senior player once again misses out on first-team opportunity

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The mystery surrounding Celtic’s January signing Marvin Compper and his lack of playing time continued as the 32-year-old senior player failed to feature in the 3-0 win over Ross County on Saturday.

Compper, who was signed from Bundesliga side Leipzig for £900,000, has played only one match for the Hoops in his time at the club so far in the Scottish Cup tie against Championship side Morton.

Since then he wasn’t involved against Rangers, was on the bench against Motherwell then once more was left out of the squad against Ross County.

His absence is all the more bizarre when you consider the fact that the Hoops have issues at the back, with Jozo Simunovic suspended and out of form and Dedryck Boyata playing so poorly that he taken off at half-time against Ross County.

Perhaps Brendan Rodgers hasn’t been impressed with how the German has performed in training, or maybe the matter is far less interesting than that, and he has failed to recover from the injury he picked up during the winter break.

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It is odd though that a player who the Hoops spent a decent amount of money on has featured so rarely since moving from one of Europe’s top league to the Scottish Premiership.

With the Bhoys have two matches in the week ahead it will be interesting to see if Compper features against either Dundee or Hamilton, the chances would look to be slim at this moment in time.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers was livid at a poor challenge on Scott Brown in the Ross County game

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