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Celtic’s best player in the goalless draw against Rangers on Saturday was undeniably goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

His saves in the second-half were invaluable to prevent the Hoops losing to their old rivals.

The senior player’s save from Alfredo Morelos in particular was sensational, as he showed natural instincts to stick out a leg and divert Morelos’ header from six yards out just past the post.

Despite the superb saves, some supporters still weren’t happy with Gordon’s performance, particularly his distribution of the ball.

This seems all very unfair. It’s no secret that times Gordon has made mistakes, but all goalkeepers have.  When Brendan Rodgers brought in his own goalkeeper – Dorus de Vries – who was familiar with the manager’s system – he was eventually dropped as Gordon made his return to the first-team.

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Gordon has struggled at times with he way Brendan Rodgers wants the ball to be distributed, but overall as his performance against Rangers showed he has been an excellent goalkeeper for Celtic.

He was signed on a free transfer and hadn’t played with a club for years because of injuries before the joined the Bhoys, and since then he has went on to win a whole host of trophies, and will go down in history as part of the team that set the 69 match British record of domestic matches without defeat.

In other Celtic news, James Forrest was criticised by supporters for his performance against Rangers 

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