Celtic exile Marvin Compper has played his first match in 505 days.

Now with Duisburg, the German is feeling good about himself following his torrid Hoops spell. Compper even got off to a winner start in Germany’s third division.

It just goes to show there is still some power in the old legs despite his Glasgow fiasco.

Former Celtic defender Marvin Compper playing again

The German is one man who has the experience of a Celtic player.

Marvin Compper swapping green and white hoops for blue and white hoops. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Compper by all accounts was a good mixer, picked up a wage every week and loved the city. Unfortunately, the big man only managed 45 minutes in his career.

Every fan looks fondly at his first half against Partick Thistle at Parkhead with a tear in their eye.

505 days later, Compper is rearing his head once again as he made his Duisburg debut. Compper helped his new side to a 4-1 victory over Sonnenhof Grossaspac in the opening round of fixtures.

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The Daily Record report him saying: “I suppose it felt a bit strange at first after all this time out, but it took no time at all to get back into it.

Celtic bought Marvin Compper from Red Bull Leipzig. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“I made it clear when I left Celtic my main aim as to play football and that’s why I came here. My body is still strong.”

Celtic on the right route with deadwood

Neil Lennon is doing a good job in getting the deadwood off the wage list.

The likes of Scott Allan and others are joining Compper on the transfer out department.

Scott Allan is finally off the Celtic wage bill. (photo by Peter Fitzpatrick/Action Plus via Getty Images)

There are others who should be joining them but for their contracts.

The Hoops have a million wingers and too many midfielders at the moment.

A few youth players have also been taken off the books which is the way it goes in football.

The squad is still big and only quality should come in to replace them.

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