As reported in an exclusive by The Express, Celtic will be without the services of one of their goalkeepers in upcoming weeks with Dorus de Vries requiring surgery on his ankle and foot.
Dorus de Vries hasn’t featured for the Hoops since being hauled off at half-time against Kilmarnock last September but has been a regular fixture on the bench should the worst happen to Craig Gordon.
He’ll be even further from the first team for the foreseeable future though, according to The Express.
They say the Dutch goalkeeper is set to receive scheduled surgery on a persistent foot and ankle problem, with bone shaving set to cure him of his ills.
It appears that the club have waited until the upcoming international break to get the work done, to limit the amount of games he misses this season.
Despite featuring only five times for the Hoops, it does take away some depth to the goalkeeping area and Logan Bailly is now set to get more appearances on the bench, say The Express.
Bailly hasn’t played for the club since the last time Celtic lost a domestic match, back in May 2016 when they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone. He’s not even been on the bench since the end of that season but will now be a more regular face on Celtic match days.