Having worked with manager Brendan Rodgers previously at Swansea, the veteran Dutch stopper joined the Hoops last month, and has taken previous No.1 Craig Gordon’s spot in the first-team.
But having been reasonably untested against Aberdeen and Rangers domestically, de Vries went into today’s Scottish Premiership tie against Inverness needing a big performance to cement his spot in the side after conceding seven against Barcelona in midweek.
Unfortunately for him, with Celtic leading 1-0, Inverness midfielder Billy King seemed to catch the 35-year-old out with an ambitious strike from out wide.
De Vries seemed to get a glove on it, but couldn’t keep it out, and probably could’ve done better.
A LOT of fans weren’t best pleased on social media:
Logan Bailly is better than Dorus De Vries ffs
— Conor (@ConorCFC_) September 18, 2016
Celtic for the first time in a long time look capable of winning the Treble this Season but if BR persists with de Vries he'll cost them it.
— Inside The SPFL (@AgentScotland) September 18, 2016
This DeVries just isny good enuf! Made mistakes in just about every game so far. Craig Gordon back between the sticks asap!
— Michael Mellors (@scotch_rebel) September 18, 2016
Can see how it would have been given though. Poor from Celtic. De Vries less than convincing once again.
— Calum Stewart (@CalumStewart88) September 18, 2016
De vries has lettuce wrists ??
— Sam Foster (@sammofoster92) September 18, 2016
Dorus De Vries. Probably the worst goalkeeper I've ever seen.
— Riccardo Intini (@Cassarian) September 18, 2016
De Vries time surely up afer this game
— JJMT (@mct08) September 18, 2016
De Vries is a big wall puncher
— andy (@_AH67) September 18, 2016
If De Vries is that good with a ball at his feet, play him at centre half and put a proper keeper in nets
— Seán de Brún (@Seaniebhoy80) September 18, 2016
De Vries really doesn't look good enough
— Joe Dillon (@JTDillon_) September 18, 2016
If Brendan is sober McGregor and De Vries will come off at HT
— Cameron (@ctmcameron) September 18, 2016
Celtic have been awful, no flow whatsoever! De vries is jobby don't rate him and sviatchenko on the ket I think?
— Ryan Mckenna (@ryanmckenna88) September 18, 2016
What is De Vries shots/saves percentage? 30%??
— Marty (@starman1888) September 18, 2016
De vries is pish ? Craig Gordon for me
— Stephen McCarthy (@stevie_mc22) September 18, 2016
What do you think? Should Gordon be reinstated? Or does de Vries just need a bit more time to be bedded in?