Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall has been quoted by the Daily Mail illustrating the impressive way Celtic’s Craig Gordon has turned around his fitness.
Celtic boss Ronny Deila decided to gamble on Gordon last summer and the shot stopper didn’t let him down, with the Bhoys securing a domestic double last year.
It was important for Gordon as a professional and mentally, with Marshall suggesting that he’s now well and truly over the injury issues which have followed him around in his career.
“He does a lot of gym work. How he is physically, he can take time off and come straight back in. So the work he did would have helped him to come back in. He also had confidence in his ability to come back,” he said.
The challenge for Gordon is how he can now improve as a Celtic player, with some big challenges heading towards the club next season.
The immediate priority for the Bhoys when everyone reports back for pre-season training is to ensure that the club qualifies for the Champions League.
That will expose Gordon to a different type of attacking player that he’s been used to over the past ten months, which will help him to improve various aspects of his game.
It’s also going to be a challenge for him to adapt with different players in the back four in front of him.
Dedryck Boyata has already come into the club as a new player and there could be further additions to the back four by Deila.
Gordon is an important player in terms of structuring the back four and organising things based on what he sees in front of him and it’s vital he’s in top form next season.