Celtic & Rangers latest: Commons admits Bhoys relied on this star; 'Gers get double-fitness boost

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Commons we were relying on Gordon

Celtic's Kris Commons has admitted that Celtic were relying on Craig Gordon to get them through their Europa League match last night.

The custodian made a number of top quality saves and Commons said that he has proved an excellent replacement for his predecessor, Fraser Forster.

“In the end we were relying on him to make saves and he’s more than capable of that," he said to the Daily Record.

“He’s been a terrific replacement for Fraser Forster ever since he walked into the building."

Deila on Gordon

The praise for Gordon didn't stop there as Ronny Deila also hailed his 'unbelievable' goalkeeper.

Celtic beat Dinamo Zagreb, but had Gordon to thank after he pulled off a number of fine stops and Deila was quick to praise his performance after the match. 

“Craig was unbelievable," he said to the Daily Record. "He had vital saves. I said to him in the dressing room that we have to thank him. Celtic have had good goalkeepers in the past and Craig shows how important that is."

Rangers appeal ban

Rangers have appealed against the ban of Kris Boyd, following his sending off against Hibernian. 

The striker is set for a two match ban, but the Light Blues believe that the suspension is unfair and they have appealed against it. 

Double fitness boost

Rangers could be given a double-fitness boost, as Nicky Clark and Lewis Macleod are set to return for their weekend's fixture against Livingston.

'Gers boss Ally McCoist admits that he has missed the duo during their time on the sidelines and he is hoping to have them back. 

"I'm hopeful Lewis and Nicky will be involved at the weekend. We have missed them," he said to the Evening Times. 

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