Alloa striker claims things would have been different had he made a challenge like Celtic's Craig Gordon

Celtic's Craig Gordon

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon was lucky not to be sent off during last night's win over Alloa.

Celtic's Craig GordonCeltic's Craig Gordon

Alloa striker Greig Spence spoke to reporters after his side's 2-0 loss to Celtic in the quarter-final of the BetFred Cup at Celtic Park last night, and discussed Craig Gordon's reckless challenge, as quoted by the Daily Record.

The Hoops goalkeeper made the crazy lunge just before half-time, when the score was still tied at 0-0, but the referee chose to show Gordon a yellow card, rather than give him his marching orders.

Spence explained how if the shoe was on the other foot, it could have been an entirely different story, as quoted by the Daily Record:

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

"He took me out quite aggressively but you don’t want to see people sent off. It was a bit away from the goal but it was a bad challenge. I’ve got a cut on my knee and if I had made that challenge or someone in the middle of the park had made it, it would have been a straight red. It’s like a different rule for goalkeepers – they get more protection.”

The decision certainly had a bearing on the outcome of the game, as the Glasgow giants went on to win 2-0 and booked their place in the semi-final.

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

Alloa now return to league action on Saturday with a trip to Stenhousemuir.

They currently sit second in the Scottish League One table, and a win could take them to the summit.

Celtic, meanwhile, look to continue their fine run in the league with a home match against Kilmarnock at the weekend.

Scotland's Craig Gordon makes a save from Denmark's Martin BraithwaiteCraig Gordon in action for Scotland

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