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Celtic flop Marvin Compper opens up on Parkhead nightmare

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Celtic flop Marvin Compper opens up on Parkhead nightmare

Former Celtic defender Marvin Compper has reflected on his time at Parkhead, claiming that he ‘didn’t fit’.

The 33-year-old endured a nightmare 18-month spell with the Hoops following a move from RB Leipzig in January 2018.

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Despite a number of squad injuries during his time at the club, the defender made just one first-team appearance and is now with Duisburg in the German second division.

He said (quoted by Daily Record): “Basically, I did not fit at Celtic. I was told very early on that I wasn’t in their plans. That was a pity for me.

 

“But I kept on training and being professional. I still wanted to contribute and the way I did that was to pass on my experience to the younger players.”

TBR’s view

It’s an honest assessment from Compper, who must be disappointed to have featured as little as he did for the Bhoys.

Perhaps the veteran has a right to voice his frustration given there were many times Rodgers could have turned to his signing to give him a chance.

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Compper doesn’t appear to have his back up at all though, and for that he has to be commended.

If Compper achieved one thing during his time at Parkhead, it was an ironic cult hero status.

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