Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon not taking Inverness lightly this weekend

Craig Gordon Scotland

The Scotland international knows a trip north will be tricky.

Celtic take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle this weekend as they aim to secure their sixth consecutive win, and stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Bhoys are currently ahead of nearest rivals Aberdeen by seven points and also have a game in hand, so will be feeling confident going into the final weeks of the season.

One man who has been integral to their success has been goalkeeper Craig Gordon. The stopper returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury to become a Celtic player in 2014 and has now become a regular starter in the team, as well as recently making his comeback for the Scotland national team.

But the 32-year-old did not play in the most recent fixture between Celtic and Inverness and he knows that Caley will not be pushovers, as he told the official Celtic website:

“It is going to be a tough one up there. It’s a game that we need to win but we know how hard it will be. I’ve actually not played against them this season so far, so it’ll be a first for me.

“To their credit, they are a good team. They try and play the right way and they pass and move and create chances. But the most important thing for us is to win and maintain that gap at the top of the SPFL Scottish Premiership.”

The last time the two teams faced it was second choice Lukasz Zaluska between the sticks. The Pole, who is out of contract in the summer, put in a top performance as they defeated Inverness 1-0 in a tight affair at Celtic Park.

Gordon will have to be on equally decent form if they are to repeat the feat.

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