By Alex Stevens

Brendan Rodgers has revealed Craig Gordon will start for Celtic in their Champions League showdown against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

The Hoops manager explained that the veteran goalkeeper has been given the nod ahead of summer signing Dorus De Vries for the marquee fixture at Parkhead.

The Dutchman had recently been installed as the new No1 but suffered an injury in Saturday’s 6-1 league win over Kilmarnock.

This has given Gordon the chance to reassert his credentials in what is a mouthwatering clash against the Premier League leaders at Celtic Park.

“Craig Gordon will start tomorrow,” said Rodgers on Monday, as quoted by the official Celtic Twitter account. “As it is for every game, I pick the team to come in and play.

“Dorus isn’t 100 per cent fit and there is no need to take a risk. Craig will play.”

De Vries was injured on Saturday trying to save Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly’s wonder goal in Celtic’s 6-1 triumph.

That allowed Gordon to come on for the second half as Rodger’s team strolled to victory and cemented their position at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

In other Celtic team news, one of the team’s defenders is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury.