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2nd Jun, 2018 | 12:28pm

'A huge miss' - Celtic youngster gives verdict on potential reported exit of first-team regular

Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan hopes that Craig Gordon stays with the Hoops as rumours continue to surround the goalkeeper’s future at the club.

Gordon has been linked with a move to Manchester United to be David de Gea’s understudy, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

But Doohan, who is currently playing in the Toulon Tournament for Scotland’s under-21 side, hopes he remains as Parkhead, as he has learned so much from him in first-team training.

“Craig is a top class keeper and I think everyone has seen it” the 20-year-old said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“We don’t pay attention to rumours and I haven’t heard much, but obviously he would be a huge miss if he was to move on.”

“All three goalkeepers have helped me as well as the coaches.”

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“Training with them keeps me at a high standard and wanting to improve every day.”

Doohan has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Hoops, and spent part of last season on-loan at Morton.

Football Insider verdict

The Gordon story has gone quiet after it first emerged, with no new updates on Manchester United’s alleged interest. Gordon was also wanted by Chelsea last season, which must be the first time in a long time that those giant clubs have wanted to buy a player who plays in Scotland. Will Gordon leave in the summer? Probably not, unless the Hoops get a huge transfer bid in from the Old Trafford club. The Hoops could certainly afford to let him go, as they have so many goalkeepers on their books anyway. Scott Bain, Dorus de Vries, Conor Hazard and Ross Doohan, for example. But Brendan Rodgers likes continuity in his teams. Gordon has been number one goalkeeper for most of Rodgers’ time as the Hoops boss and he will not want major upheaval to his squad ahead of the Champions league qualifiers. Unless something dramatically changes in the next few weeks, it seems inevitable that Gordon will be in goals for the Hoops again next season.

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