Confirmed: In-form Celtic player will miss clash v Dundee, senior ace in frame for shock return
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Hoops goalkeeper Craig Gordon is in the frame for a shock return to the Hoops first-team.
The Hoops manager made the revelation on the club’s official Twitter account, after confirming that the in-form Scott Bain is ineligible to play against his parent club Dundee, meaning that senior ace Gordon could come in for his first start in over two months.
“Yes, ineligible. We are just going to check with Craig to make sure everything is ok but he’s been back in training and if he declares himself ready then he will play,” Rodgers said, discussing the goalkeeping situation at Parkhead.
????️ BR on @ScottBain_ ineligibility and Craig Gordon: " Yes, ineligible. We are just going to check with Craig to make sure everything is ok but he’s been back in training and if he declares himself ready then he will play."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 3, 2018
Gordon, a Hoops mainstay with 40 appearances this season, last played for the Bhoys in January, when he suffered a knee injury against Hibernian and was replaced by Dorus de Vries.
Since then de Vries has lost his place in the side to January arrival Bain who has been in a terrific run of form for the Bhoys.
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The goalkeeping situation at Celtic Park park is certainly set to inspire intrigue not just for the rest of this season but possibly throughout the summer as well. Bain has been in excellent form since becoming the Hoops’ goalkeeper, but Rodgers is a fan of Gordon, so he will have a big decision to make when both players are fit and available, with the Champions League qualifiers only three months away the Hoops boss will have had to established a permanent number one goalkeeper by the time the qualification process begins, it’s a decision that he will have to get 100% correct.
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