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VETERAN CELT SET TO QUIT

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VETERAN keeper Dorus de Vries is poised to quit Celtic.

The 37-year-old Dutchman, who was a £400,000 signing from Nottingham Forest by Brendan Rodgers in August 2016, has missed the club’s Austrian training camp due to a coaching course with the Welsh FA.

De Vries is behind Craig Gordon and Scott Bain in the pecking order while the Hoops boss is keen to promote 20-year-old Irishman Conor Hazard.

Rodgers said: “Dorus is going into the final year of his contract. We’ve spoken about his situation.

“There are goalkeepers ahead of him, but he can still be around helping the young keepers.

“Dorus was brought in for a purpose and he has served that purpose.

“With a year to go, he has to decide to play and later move into coaching, or go down that route.”

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