By Alan Hutton

3rd Aug, 2021 | 6:00pm

Scottish pundit stunned as Gordon 'rubs salt' into Celtic wounds

Alan Hutton has admitted he was stunned after Craig Gordon played a crucial role in Hearts’ 2-1 win over Celtic.

The former Rangers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 38-year-old will be “buzzing” to have got one over his old side.

Gordon pulled off two significant saves in the final moments of Saturday’s clash to condemn Ange Postecolgou’s side to defeat.

The Scotland international left Parkhead on a free transfer last summer.

He blasted the Hoops for their conduct in contract talks after proposing an “enormous” wage cut to stay.

He joined boyhood club Hearts instead and helped them seal promotion back to the Premiership last term.

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Hutton suggested Gordon would be thrilled to “rub salt into the wounds” of Celtic.

“I genuinely couldn’t believe it,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“I think Scott Bain got slightly caught out of position for John Souttar’s goal. It looked like he was going to come and collect it but he left a big, open gap and the header went in.

“For Celtic to go up the other end, create two really good chances and Craig Gordon to be the man to stop them in their tracks. I mean how ironic is that? I can’t believe it.

“He could have been still playing at Celtic. It does kind of rub salt into the wounds. You saw how much it meant to Craig Gordon after with the celebrations.

“You knew it had hurt him, what had happened in the past. Craig Gordon must be buzzing. “

Gordon played 242 times for Celtic during his time at Parkhead.

Meanwhile, he has 140 appearances under his belt for Hearts so far.

In other news, Celtic told to seal “bargain” signing for £1.5million as rival bid rejected.