Kris Commons says Craig Gordon is dependable 99% of the time

Scotland's Craig Gordon makes a save from Denmark's Martin Braithwaite

Kris Commons rates Celtic teammate Craig Gordon highly and has compared him to Fraser Forster.

Celtic's Craig Gordon

Celtic attacking midfielder Kris Commons has spoken highly of teammate Craig Gordon to The Daily Mail.

Commons has claimed that the 33-year-old goalkeeper is dependable for 99% of the time.

The former Nottingham Forest and Derby County star made the comments about Gordon following Celtic’s Champions League qualifying game against FC Astana on Wednesday evening.

The Scottish Premiership champions played out a 1-1 draw with Astana away from home at the Astana Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Commons has also compared Scotland international goalkeeper Gordon to Southampton star Fraser Forster.

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goal

England international goalkeeper Forster was on the books of Celtic from 2012 until 2014 following loan spells in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

During his time at Celtic Park, the 28-year-old established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Scotland.

“Craig made some super saves, but, of course, there won’t be a fixture in Europe where he won’t be required to be involved,” Commons told The Daily Mail.

“Look at the contribution from Fraser Forster, for instance, in Europe during his time at the club.

“You need a dependable keeper on these big-game occasions. I would say Craig Gordon has been there for the team on at least 99 per cent of the times he has been required.”

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goal

Celtic will take on Astana at Celtic Park in the second leg of the Champions League qualifying third-round tie next week.

Brendan Rodgers’s side will head into the game as favourites and should be able to register a comfortable win.

Celtic's Craig Gordon (L) and Erik Sviatchenko (R) in action with Greenock Morton's Denny Johnstone

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