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28th Dec, 2016 | 12:08pm

Celtic senior player urges club to trigger contract option

By Emma Sanders

Craig Gordon has urged Celtic to offer him a new contract with his deal set to expire at the end of next season.

The 33-year-old is the current number one with the Scottish Premiership league leaders and he hopes to stay at Celtic for many years.

Gordon has had a mixed career which has included a number of injury set-backs as well as disappointments on the pitch and he was dropped earlier this season under Brendan Rodgers.

The manager preferred summer signing Dorus de Vries but Gordon has fought his way back into the side and has been the number one since September when he returned for the 4-2 victory over St Johnstone.

“The club has an option for a further year after the end of this season and I’d like to stay. It’s the football we’re playing and the fact it’s so enjoyable,” said Gordon, as quoted by the Daily Record. “There’s no rush and I’m happy with what the situation is but I’m happy for it to continue.”

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Gordon now wants to stay at the club for many years and hopes he can see out the rest of his career with Celtic because he is enjoying the football.

Rodgers has already admitted he wants to keep hold of Gordon but there yet to be any talk about extending his contract despite it’s termination drawing near.

The goalkeeper has already made 30 appearances this season for Celtic and has kept 13 clean sheets already, including two in his last two games against Hamilton and Patrick Thistle.

Celtic currently sit at the top of the table and hold a lead of 14 points over rivals Rangers ahead of their clash against Ross County on Wednesday evening.

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