Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon gives his opinion on Hearts boss Robbie Neilson

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon played with Robbie Neilson at Hearts.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has explained to The Scottish Sun what makes Heart of Midlothian boss Robbie Neilson such a good manager.

Gordon started his career at Hearts and played for the Edinburgh outfit until 2007 when he moved to English side Sunderland.

Neilson also commenced his career at Hearts and was a teammate of Gordon at the Tynecastle Stadium.

The former Scotland international defender is now in charge of Hearts and is doing a pretty good job.

Hearts are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 32 points from 18 matches.

The Edinburgh outfit will take on Hearts at the Tynecastle Stadium in the league on Sunday afternoon, and ahead of the game, Gordon has spoken highly of Neilson.

“I get on very well with Robbie,” the Scotland international goalkeeper told The Scottish Sun. “I’ve said before he was quiet when we played together. But at the same time he was always very knowledgeable.”

“Every time you watch a game on the TV that doesn’t involve Hearts, Robbie is there,” added Gordon. “He’s out watching game and that goes back to the amount of hard work he is willing to put in. That shows itself in the performances of his teams. He’s done well.”

Celtic will head into Sunday’s Scottish Premiership encounter on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Motherwell at Celtic Park.

The defeat for the league leaders in Glasgow came as a surprise, and the Celtic players will be determined to bounce back.

Hearts are 10 points behind the Bhoys and are out of the title race, but they will not be easy to win against.

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