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Scotland manager praises 'spectacular form' of Celtic star

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Gordan Strachan has praised Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon for the form he has shown at Parkhead.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has moved to praise the form of Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

The Bhoys stopper has been the club's star player so far, after being brought in on a free transfer in the summer, and Strachan has moved to publically praise the former Sunderland man today.

Gordon has been out of contention for Scotland for some time, but his form has thrusted him back into the limelight and there is a thought that he could represent his nation again in their European qualifier against Georgia on Saturday, and Strachan's words today should have given him confidence. 

“It’s a huge bonus for everybody," the Scotland boss is quoted as saying by Celtic's official site. "If you said two years ago that we’d be in this position you would have thought it was going to be hard work for him, but the good thing about it is that the one person who determines his future decided, ‘No, this is not the end. I can go on from here.’

“Everyone talks about how you need a good back-up or you need good people around you but it all depends on what you’re like as a person to drive yourself forward, and he has got himself back into spectacular form for Celtic.”

If he does get to play in the match, it will be fine reward for the quick transition he has made at Parkhead.

Gordon established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in Britain when he was previously playing in Scotland, but has gone off the radar in recent years.

A succession of injuries forced him to take a back-seat and his talents were largely forgotten about in the international set-up.

However, the move to Celtic seems to have been just what he needed to rekindle his best and he has impressed all watchers this season.

The Bhoys have made a poor start to the campaign, but it would have been much worse without Gordon in between the sticks and if he does get selected to represent Scotland he will be hoping that his club form transfers onto the international stage well. 

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