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Celtic's Craig Gordon explains how squad reacted to Dundee draw

Celtic goalkeeper said the squad are aiming for a big final push between now and the end of the season.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has explained how the side reacted to last week's disappointing 0-0 draw with Dundee.

The Scottish champions performed poorly in front of their home fans at Parkhead, and allowed Aberdeen to close the gap at the top of the table.

Gordon told Celtic's official website that the squad discussed the game and wanted to simply move on from it, and focus on what is in front of them and on making sure they can still win two trophies this season.

He said: "We drew a line under a poor performance mid-week – which everyone was aware of – and said this is it, it’s time to go on, it’s time to put a run of games together.

“We have to forget about the Dundee game and put on decent shows. We know if we do that we will get the fans behind us and we will go and have a big push for the rest of the season.

“We talked about it during the week and we reminded ourselves about it before the match to make sure we were up for it and ready to push on. We are now in a semi-final and top of the league, so let’s go on and finish strongly and see what we can get at the end of the season.”

Celtic bounced back at the weekend by beating Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-final, setting up a semi-final against Rangers.

This weekend they travel to Partick Thistle in the league, who are in eight place, followed by another away game to 11th placed Kilmarnock.

Such is the pressure at Celtic, that any slip up will be scrutinised and seen as a big setback for Ronny Deila's side, who have a one point gap plus a game in hand at the top of the division.

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