Van Hooijdonk's future uncertain

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The Dutchman Pierre van Hooijdonk returned to Glasgow yesterday from scoring twice for the Netherlands in their World Cup qualifier in Wales, and was told to train with Celtic's reserves.

The 26-year-old striker has not settled his dispute with Celtic, but it is not clear whether Van Hooijdonk has had further talks with Celtic's manager, Tommy Burns, as the club refused to comment yesterday.

However, Van Hooijdonk said: "I won't apologise. I have nothing to apologise for. When I signed my contract Celtic were very hard in negotiations but said if I show that I am good they would talk about making my wages better. Since then I've scored the winning goal in a cup final and scored 30 goals last season.

"Will I play for Celtic again? It's a good question. I don't want to leave, I have never said to anyone that I want to leave, but I am having a lot of problems with the club."

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