Craig Gordon assesses his season with Celtic

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Craig Gordon has spoken of his delight at Celtic’s impressive season.

Speaking to the official Celtic website, Craig Gordon has commented on his impressive season with the Bhoys.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper said: “It has gone well this season and I’m happy with my first year back. It was a little bit of a step into the unknown for me to get back into playing football but I don’t think I could ask for an awful lot more from my first season.

“We got two trophies, very close to being three, and we’ve played some good football along the way. I’m delighted with the way things have gone as we’ve not lost too many goals and I think it has been a pretty good season.”

Gordon arrived at Parkhead on a free transfer this summer, signing after two years out of the game after a long-term injury he suffered whilst with Sunderland.

He came in with no guarantees of playing time, but his undoubted talent has seem him claim the starting ‘keepers role - in incredible style.

He has played 51 games this season, and conceded just 32 goals - keeping 28 clean sheets in the process. Admittedly he plays in front of an impressively strong defence as part of the best team in Scotland, but that kind of goalkeeping performance should be lauded.

What is more impressive is that Gordon has put in such great form despite having not played competitive football for two years, and this is him still on the way back to full recovery.

Next season will be a really defining one for the club, as the Bhoys look to secure their Champions League place and feature in the group stages. Gordon will have a full season behind him, and should be at top form and his physical peak, allowing him to truly excel.

He will truly have to play to his best abilities if he wants to have any chance of keeping the club performing at their current level, and Gordon’s form next season will prove imperative if the Bhoys intend on achieving a good Champions League campaign.

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