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Celtic sweating over mainstay fitness ahead of Scottish Cup final - confirmed
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Hoops goalkeeper Craig Gordon is a major doubt for the Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell.
The Hoops number one missed the recent win over Hearts with a reoccurrence of his knee injury which caused him to miss almost two months of action earlier this year.
“Craig’s not fit just now,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“We’re just monitoring him between now and the final and we’ll just see how he is, it’s his knee.”
Whilst Gordon has been sidelined January singing Scott Bain has taken over as the Hoops goalkeeper and played in the win over Hearts, but Gordon has been first choice of most of the season, and has been a mainstay with 44 appearances this season.
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We will probably know more about the extent of Gordon’s injury if he isn’t involved for the Hoops against Aberdeen on Sunday, if he doesn’t feature in the last game of the season then the chances of him playing in the Scottish Cup Final would have to be slim, although naturally the Hoops boss will want to keep his cards close to his chest. Although if Gordon is ruled out, then Bain is a more than able replacement, as he has been excellent for the Bhoys when called upon this season. The player is also used to the big occasions, he made his Hoops debut against Rangers in a huge Old Firm game, so playing in the cup final would be a walk in the park in comparison to that game. Only time will tell but if Gordon is ruled out of the cup then it wouldn’t be the disaster it would have been last season when Dorus de Vries would have to have taken Gordon’s place.
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