'Accident waiting to happen' - Chris Sutton slams Celtic mainstay ahead of PSG clash
By Abigail Withey
Chris Sutton has revealed that he doesn’t trust Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon and has slammed his distribution, labelling it as an “accident waiting to happen”.
The 34-year-old stopper has become an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ first team squad and helped the Hoops to win their stunning domestic treble.
However during the current campaign issues were flagged up by Sutton after his recent slip up against St. Johnstone which cost Rodgers’ side three points.
Despite playing every competitive match for Celtic since September 2016 and becoming the manager’s mainstay between the sticks, Sutton still has his doubts.
“I just think that in big games, nothing has changed my mind on that,” the BT broadcaster revealed told the Celtic Quick News podcast.
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“I think that Astana away, I thought he should have saved one of the goals. I thought late on when you want him to look confident and catch the ball, he flapped.
“I don’t trust him in the big games. His kicking has been an accident waiting to happen.
“It happened against St Johnstone but it’s been coming. But Brendan looks like he’s going to stick with him, he has confidence in him but we all have our opinions.”
Gordon moved to Parkhead back in 2014 following a two year career break after he suffered a devastating knee injury which threatened to end his playing career.
Since joining the keeper has made a total of 171 appearances for the club across all competitions where the former Hearts stopper has kept 85 clean sheets.
The Glaswegian side still remain unbeaten in the Premiership which has resulted in the champions remaining at the top of the table once again as they look to repeat last season’s success.
Celtic will now be looking ahead to their Champions League group stage match on Tuesday as they host French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
In other Celtic news, the club are in advanced talks to sign up an enforcer, with the deal to be done this month.