Exclusive: Rodgers favourite tells friends he may quit Celtic

EXCLUSIVE By Harry Talbot

Craig Gordon is weighing up his Celtic future after losing his regular starting place, Football Insider understands.

The Hoops goalkeeper, 36, lost his place to Scott Bain after the club’s Old Firm defeat in December and has not subsequently played.

A source with knowledge of Gordon’s situation has told Football Insider the veteran is unhappy at slipping down the pecking order and has told friends he considering whether to see out the final year of his contract or look for a new club.

The Scotland international was the first choice for virtually the entire Brendan Rodgers’ reign, a favourite of the former manager’s, and has been an integral member of the eight-in-a-row league winners as well as the treble treble.

Bain has displaced him as the number one for club and country, and Gordon missed the final months of 2018-19 due to injury.

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Celtic are unlikely to stand in Gordon’s way if he wants a new challenge at the end of his career.

He has made 236 appearances in his five years at Parkhead after reigniting his career following severe knee problems that led to him taking a two-year break from the game.

In other Celtic news, Hoops legend Jackie McNamara has told Football Insider the day fans can expect to see the club’s first summer signing.