Report: Craig Gordon expected to start Celtic's clash with Dundee

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

Celtic will be hoping to take another step towards securing the Scottish Premiership title on Wednesday.

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...

According to a report from the Daily Record, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to pick Craig Gordon for the Hoops' clash with Dundee on Wednesday with Scott Bain unavailable.

Gordon has not played for the Bhoys since January when a clash with Hibernian's Efe Ambrose left him injured and gave Dorus De Vries and then Bain the chance to send a message to Rodgers.

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Scott Bain of Celtic is seen during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

De Vries was unconvincing during his run in goal with the real low point coming during the trip to Russia for the second-leg of their Europa League tie with Zenit St Petersburg when serious questions were asked of his performance after the 3-0 defeat.

He looked set however, to continue in the role until Gordon's return at the earliest before sustaining an injury just before the Old Firm clash last month, which allowed Bain to get his chance. And the on-loan stopper certainly made the most of the opportunity with a string of fine saves against Rangers that helped Celtic win the game and shut the door on any talk of a title race.

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

Bain has been hugely impressive ever since also, but the Record reports that Gordon will return between the sticks for the game against the January signing's parent club.

Make or break for Gordon?

With Bain doing so well and out of contract at Dundee this summer, it would appear that Gordon may need to make the most of any opportunity he may get before the season concludes as there is seemingly absolutely no guarantee that he will be considered Rodgers' first choice.

A game against Dundee is unlikely to see Rodgers make any big changes, but perhaps a stunning display may just give him the chance to keep his spot for the Scottish Cup semi-final later this month - and that is the kind of stage that the veteran may need to be on to prove that he should be ahead of Bain in the pecking order.

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