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Craig Gordon confirms his desire to stay at Celtic for years

Celtic FC's goalkeeper Craig Gordon (L) fights for the ball with RSC Anderlecht's Lukasz Teodorczyk (R) as teammate Mikael Lustig (C) looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group B...

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is keen to continue at Parched for as long as possible.

Craig Gordon of Celtic reacts to his teams second goal of the game during the Betfred Cup Final between Aberdeen FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on November 27, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he wants to stay at Parkhead for as long as possible.

Gordon has become Brendan Rodgers’ first choice stopper, and was in fine form during the Scottish League Cup final at the weekend.

Celtic beat Motherwell 2-0 at the weekend, with Gordon pulling off a number of fine saves during the contest.

And the 35-year-old stopper is convinced that he is capable of playing football for years yet.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the Culloden Hotel on July 13, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Celtic face Linfield in a...

Gordon said: “I’m not 35 until next month, so if someone like (Gianluigi) Buffon is one to aim for, I’ve still got nearly five years on him.

“I just want to keep playing as long as I can at the highest level and I want to keep playing in this team because this is a such a special time for the club and it's such a special group.”

Gordon’s performances in domestic football for Celtic have generally been impressive, with the Bhoys continuing to dominate in Scotland.

Craig Gordon of Celtic looks on as Mikael Lustig scores an own goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match Between Celtic and Paris Saint-Germain at Celtic Park on September 12,...

However, the former Sunderland man has faced criticism for his performances in Europe.

Gordon has occasionally been found wanting in the Champions League, with some Celtic supporters suggesting he needs to be upgraded if the are to make progress in the competition in future.

Celtic are next in action tomorrow, when they take on Motherwell again at Fir Park.

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