Photo: Celtic injury flop Derk Boerrigter back in action after 6 months out

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The Dutchman has had a torrid time with injuries recently.

Celtic's first-team may be taking on the mighty Inter Milan later today but for the Development Squad, the San Siro it is certainly not. They are at Lennoxtown this afternoon taking on Inverness and there is one very interesting inclusion - Dutchman Derk Boerrigter.

Celtic paid a reported £3 million fee to sign the winger from Ajax back in 2013, according to ESPN.

It seemed a good deal considering the player's illustrious past. He has been in the Dutch national squad in 2011 and he had been a star for Ajax in 2011-12, scoring 10 goals in 23 appearances. But he did have some injury trouble and a drop off in form which made Ajax sell him to Celtic so cheap.

Since his move to Glasgow he has been nothing but a disappointment.

He has suffered injury after injury, playing just 23 times last season and just three times this. In fact, his last appearance came in the Champions League defeat against NK Maribor in August.

Since then he has been struggling with knee trouble and in October he had an operation to solve the problem.

Now, six months after he last appeared for Celtic, he is steadily making his way back to match fitness.

But, with competition in the wide positions fiercer than ever, Boerrigter has a real challenge on his hands earning a first-team place at Celtic Park.

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