Has Oxford's Simon Eastwood shown in one moment why Celtic wanted him?

Simon Eastwood of Oxford United in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Northampton Town at Kassam Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Oxford, England.

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic made a deadline day move to sign goalkeeper Simon Eastwood from League One Oxford United.

Simon Eastwood of Oxford United in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Northampton Town at Kassam Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Oxford, England.

Before Celtic sealed the loan signing of Scott Bain from Dundee on transfer deadline day, the club made an enquiry for Oxford United goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.

According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old shot-stopper was one of the names Celtic were looking at as they embarked on a mad, eleventh hour rush to sign a replacement for the injured Craig Gordon.

Eastwood has been something of a late bloomer, and was playing for non-league Halifax Town as recently as 2012. And, after a two year spell warming the Blackburn Rovers bench, it’s only now that he is starting to establish himself as a first choice ‘keeper in the Football League.

Simon Eastwood of Oxford United in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Northampton Town at Kassam Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Oxford, England.

And it’s fair to say Eastwood is taking his chance in style. He's been a shining light in a dreadful spell for Oxford and, even as they were torn apart again and again in Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at Rotherham United, Eastwood still managed to display his considerable class.

Eastwood pulled off an incredible, physics-defying one-handed stop to push a Michael Smith header onto the post with Oxford under the cosh in the first-half. It was a genuine 'Save of the Season' contender, and showed in one remarkable moment exactly why Celtic were so keen to bring him to Parkhead in January.

But with Gordon (below) 35 years of age and understudy Dorus de Vries even older (37), who’s to say Celtic won’t be in for Eastwood again come the summer?

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon celebrates the third Celtic goal during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Glasgow,...

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