Craig Gordon admits Celtic exit thoughts

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Craig Gordon admits that he thought about leaving Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Celtic's Craig Gordon gestures

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has admitted to The Glasgow Evening Times that he thought about leaving the club in the summer transfer window.

The former Heart of Midlothian and Sunderland custodian lost his place in the Celtic starting lineup earlier in the season following the arrival of Dorus de Vries.

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De Vries joined the Glasgow giants from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window.

The 35-year-old started the campaign as the Bhoys’ first-choice goalkeeper, but Gordon has now regained his place in Brendan Rodgers’s team.

The 33-year-old Scotland international has revealed that he thought about leaving Celtic in the summer after losing his place.

Gordon, though, has made it clear that he is now very happy at Celtic Park.

“That was the obvious first reaction and then after about two days I thought – ‘let’s do something about it,’” Gordon told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“Everything was the same as it was when I had my injury it was a case of let’s do all I can and if it doesn’t work then fine.

“It was back to the drawing board to do all I could do to make myself available for selection to get back in and if I do get back in take my chance. But if I didn’t then at least I’d know I had done all I could to make that happen.

“I’ve been enjoying it here. It’s been great. The manager has come in and the place has got a big lift.”

Celtic's Dorus de Vries looks dejected

Celtic are going strong in the Scottish Premiership and are firm favourites to win the league title this season.

The Hoops are 10 points clear at the top of the league table at the moment with a game in hand.

The Bhoys will take on Aberdeen at Hampden Park in Glasgow in the final of the Scottish League Cup on Sunday afternoon.

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