Craig Gordon isn’t taking a return to the Hoops first-team for granted despite a good performance against Dundee in his first game in over two months.
The 35-year-old senior player, who had been a mainstay of the side until his knee injury with 41 appearances this season. will need to perform well to keep his place in the team, as his replacement Scott Bain had been in such excellent form.
“Scott’s been in the team over the last two or three games. He’s had a couple of clean sheets and a few decent performances so I’ll need to work hard,” Gordon said, as quoted by the Hoops’ official Twitter account.
🗣️ CG: “Scott’s been in the team over the last two or three games. He’s had a couple of clean sheets and a few decent performances so I’ll need to work hard."
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 4, 2018
Gordon replaced the ineligible Bain in goals against the Dens Park side, and was one of the few Hoops players to emerge with any credit from the game, which was a rather tedious goalless draw.
Gordon will be hoping to retain his place in the team for the Bhoys’ next match, a trip to Hamilton on Sunday.
Football Insider verdict
Brendan Rodgers will have been very pleased with Gordon’s performance against Dundee, he showed that he hasn’t lost a step in the two months that he was out of the first-team. Despite the excellent performances of Bain as his replacement, it seems certain that Gordon will retain his place in the Hoops side for the remainder of the season, including the upcoming Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers. The Hoops boss will be relieved to learn that despite having issues in other areas of the side, the goalkeeping position is solid, as the Bhoys now have two excellent players fighting it out to be number one goalkeeper.
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