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McGarvey: Vennegoor of Hesselink too injury prone for Celtic stay

Celtic legend Frank McGarvey insists Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink should not be offered a new contract. The 30 year old Dutchman's current deal ends in the summer and boss Gordon Strachan has indicated that he wants the former PSV Eindhoven player to extend his stay at the club.

McGarvey, who played for the Parkhead club between 1980 and 1985, said, "The goals against Accies would have given both players an incredible boost.

"Two forwards who could not score, getting back on the goal trail again is great news for Celtic.

"Scott McDonald will always score goals, the midfielders are chipping in so it's all looking good for Celtic.

"But it doesn't matter if Vennegoor of Hesselink scores another 10 goals between now and the end of the season, he should go.

"He is injured all the time and always seems to be out for long parts of the season.

"The same people get injured every season and the same players play most of the games every season.

"Vennegoor of Hesselink is obviously injury-prone and that only gets worse as a player gets older.

"So why should Celtic offer him a new contract?

"Gordon has been praising him probably to keep his confidence up but I would have sold him last year."

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