Craig Grodon has given an update on his progress during Celtic pre-season training.
He said: “I had to be sharp off my line in the first half and I came and took a good cross. These are the sorts of things I’m looking to get from these games, reading these situations. When I get these things right everything will fall into place.”
The Scottish goalkeeper is keen to use this pre-season as a means to complete his return to top form, having only started playing consistent football again last summer following his long-term injury problems.
He will be looking for an improved performance as Celtic face Real Sociedad next week, having played 45 minutes in the Bhoys 5-3 defeat to Dukla Prague.
However, whilst a poor result, not much can be read into that game, especially for a goalkeeper where match sharpness is so vital.
The only way Gordon will get back to top form will be by playing games and facing shots, and likely conceding goals during pre-season. But whilst it may not shine highly on the stopper now, it will benefit him when the competitive season starts in earnest.
This match sharpness is what Gordon is hoping to develop during the pre-season campaign, and with Celtic playing Sociedad, Eibar and Rennes in friendlies - as well as two Champions League qualifiers against Stjarnan - he is sure to be back at his best ability when the Premiership season starts in August.