Celtic news: Injury boost as injury victim returns to training

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16th May, 2018 | 2:38pm

Spotted: Celtic handed injury boost as mainstay returns to training - report

Celtic have been handed an injury boost ahead of the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell on Saturday as injured goalkeeper Craig Gordon has returned to training, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that Gordon and Scott Bain are in competition for the goalkeeping slot for the cup final, as the duo were spotted as the Hoops trained ahead of the climax of the Scottish football season.

Gordon has been the Hoops goalkeeper for most of the season, and was a mainstay in the side until he suffered a knee injury against Hibernian in January.

Gordon has since returned to the Hoops side and has made 44 appearances this season, but whilst he has injured Bain established himself as a solid replacement after a superb debut against Rangers.

Football Insider verdict

Brendan Rodgers will be delighted that Gordon has returned to full fitness, as despite the good form of Bain he still considers Gordon to be his number one goalkeeper. Bain has done very well for the Hoops since joining from Dundee and has more than earned his permanent deal, but Gordon just has the edge when it comes to big came experience. Gordon has also done well since returning from injury, and pulled off three excellent saves against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final. Of course there will have to be fears about Gordon having a recurrence of his knee injury, which he already has this season, but if that is the case there is a more than able replacement on the bench, but it’s a special game as the Bhoys aim to make history and win the treble for the second year in a row, so it is worth taking a risk on Gordon. 

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