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Celtic star Virgil van Dijk hails 'amazing' Craig Gordon

The Dutchman had kind words to say about his goalkeeper after his SPFA snub.

Yesterday was certainly a good day for Celtic, as three of their players were nominated for the end of the season awards.

Virgil van Dijk and Stefan Johansen were both nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award while Jason Denayer received a nod for the Young Player of the Year award.

But one man who was expected to receive a nomination, who did not, was goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

He has been in excellent form this season, but the other nominations went to Aberdeen's goal getting striker Adam Rooney and Dundee forward Greg Stewart.

However one man who was nominated for the awards is in no doubt of how impressive Gordon has been, and told the Celtic Twitter site as much yesterday. Van Dijk, who has played in front of Gordon for most of the season, believes Gordon might even win Celtic Player of the Year:

Gordon's form has been in even more impressive when you consider his story. Once the most expensive goalkeeper in Britain when Sunderland signed him from Hearts in 2007 he went on to suffer a series of nasty injury problems. After leaving Sunderland in 2012 he spent two years out injured and returned with Celtic in the summer.

When Fraser Forster left for Southampton, Gordon became number one at the club and has taken that opportunity with both hands.

Regardless of the SPFA snub, Gordon should be very proud of his achievements this season.

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