John Collins praises 'remarkable' Celtic player after 'fairytale' cup final victory

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Celtic assistant boss John Collins has lauded goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

Celtic assistant boss John Collins has told the press that Craig Gordon's achievements this season have been 'remarkable'.

The Bhoys clinched their first piece of silverware under Ronny Deila on Sunday, beating Dundee United 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup final.

Whilst much of the focus is now on winning the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup to complete a historic treble in Deila's first season at the club, his assistant Collins preferred to look at what goalkeeper Gordon has done this season.

The 32-year-old shot stopper famously made a big money move to Sunderland from Heart of Midlothian in 2007, but was released in 2012 after a spate of terrible injuries.

Remarkably, Gordon then spent two whole years completely out of football, before joining Celtic as a replacement for Fraser Forster, who moved on to Southampton last summer.

Gordon has totally rebuilt his career, and after a number of clean sheets this season, Collins told the media that what Gordon has managed to achieve in his first full season for some time has been 'remarkable', with his quotes reported by the official Celtic Twitter account.

Gordon spoke after the final whistle on Sunday, and admitted that the whole occasion was emotional for him after such a tough few years - and he could well get his hands on more silverware before the end of the season.

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