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Craig Gordon may have played his last game for Celtic after Fraser Forster’s Hampden masterclass.
That is according to ex-Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the sensational display from the loan goalkeeper.
Gordon, who turns 37 this month, has been considering his future at Parkhead after plummeting to third in the club’s pecking order behind Scott Bain and Forster, who has been first choice since joining on loan from Southampton in August.
The veteran , who is out of contract at the end of the season, was an unused substitute as Forster spearheaded Celtic’s 1-0 win over Rangers yesterday to secure a 10th consecutive domestic trophy.
“Scott Bain and Craig Gordon won’t play for the rest of the season, it’s as simple as that,” Whelan told Football Insider. “Celtic are reaping the benefits of signing Forster, which was a great move from Neil Lennon.
“With so much to play for, you can’t see Lennon resting or rotating his number one keeper, and that is now clearly Forster.
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“He was world class yesterday. If it wasn’t for him, Rangers would have won the cup.
“You look at Craig Gordon out of contract next year. He’s played his last match for Celtic, I think.”
Gordon lost the number one shirt this time last year to Bain and has made only five appearances this season, when the Scotland number one dislocated his finger.
Neil Lennon has been at pains to keep Gordon on board but Celtic announced in October that Bain had signed a new four-year contract that will run until the summer of 2023.
Gordon has made 237 appearances in his five years at Parkhead but has not played since the Scottish League Cup early rounds in September.
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