Craig Gordon: Celtic duo the best I've ever played alongside

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The Bhoys goalkeeper is delighted to play alongside a trustworthy back four every week.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says defensive partnership Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer are two of the best players he has ever played alongside, according to the club's official website.

The Hoops have conceded 16 goals in their 32 Scottish Premiership games so far and Gordon is proud of that record.

It wouldn't have been made possible without the two centre-backs plying their trade in front of him, however, he says, with Van Dijk and Denayer traveling to all corners of Europe with Celtic this season - as well as impressing domestically.

And the dynamic duo have all the attributes for modern-day football, Gordon argues, making them two of the very best players he has ever played with.

He told the Celtic view: “Virgil and Jason are right up there with the very best and are possibly the best I’ve ever played alongside.

“The attributes that they have are suited for defending in modern-day football as they are both so quick, they can both head the ball and they can pass it out from the back and start the moves off."

Celtic were 4-1 victors over Kilmarnock last night and are eight points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, having now played the same amount of games as the Dons.

The Bhoys' back four will likely prove key for the remainder of the campaign, as Celtic are more than capable of producing goals - but it's the key moments defensively that could decide a Scottish Cup semi-final... or final.

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