Ex-Leeds striker's nephew gets clearance to play Celtic this weekend

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The nephew of former Chelsea and Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is hoping to make an impact in the SPL this weekend.

The nephew of former Chelsea and Leeds United striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is hoping to make an impact in the SPL this weekend.

Nigel Hasselbaink secured a move to Hamilton earlier this month as a free agent, for his second spell after leaving the club after one season in 2010/11.

The 24-year-old was still awaiting international clearance after being released by Greek side Veria, but the Daily Record yesterday confirmed the attacker is eligible to face Celtic in the SPL at the weekend.

Hasselbaink is a winger who began his career at PSV and after leaving Hamilton originally, he played for St Mirren and then St Johnstone.

His spell with Veria was not a productive one, playing only three times before being released, but he did score once in his trio of appearances.

Hasselbaink's uncle was a prominent striker in the English Premier League in the late 90s and early 2000s, making his name with Leeds before a solid spell with Chelsea.

He is now making a name as a manager, beginning with Royal Antwerp in Belgium before earning a shot with Burton Albion.

Hamilton sit an impressive 5th in the SPL, but are 16 points behind weekend opponents Celtic. They will hope Hasselbaink will be able to provide a spark, as they are currently without a win in their last seven matches.

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