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Rodgers shares why senior Celtic star is no longer a guaranteed starter

By Harvey Byrne

Brendan Rodgers has told journalists that he doesn’t necessarily have a number one goalkeeper at Celtic.

Craig Gordon started and played the full 90 minutes against Alloa in the League Cup in midweek, helping to ensure a 2-0 victory and a much important clean sheet.

However, in the league Rodgers usually opts for new signing Dorus de Vries in goal over the 33-year-old, who held the number one jersey before the former Liverpool boss’s reign.

Speaking to journalists, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account the Northern Irish boss revealed that he doesn’t necessarily have a number one and believes that the club boast four good goalkeeper options.

The Hoops also have Belgian shot stopper Logan Bailly and Italian goalie Leonardo Fasan in the squad.

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De Vries, 35, has featured in four fixtures for the Scottish giants since moving from Nottingham Forest in the summer.

He has conceded 11 goals, which includes the 7-0 demolition handed to Rodgers’ side by European giants Barcelona.

The former Swansea goalkeeper is still looking for his first clean sheet for the side and he could be looking at Saturday’s clash against Kilmarnock as the perfect opportunity to do so.

Killie have picked up just six points from their opening six fixtures and are currently sat in ninth place in the league table.

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