CRAIG GORDON left Celtic this summer after he fell down the pecking order at the club and his deal expired.

The invincible treble goalkeeper gave us some very memorable moments and some of the support think we let go of the goalkeeper a season too early.

Craig went back to Hearts and joined them in the Championship where they look to bounce back straight into the Scottish Premiership at the first time of asking.

There were talks at the time between Celtic and Gordon’s representatives but a deal could never be done.

It wasn’t just about the money for Craigh though, after getting a start for Scotland in Slovakia and being in the squad for Euro qualification; the shot-stopper revealed his Scotland motivation played a big part in him heading back to Hearts with guaranteed first team football.

“We’ve been close a few times and not managed to do it so at this age to still be involved and have a chance to go to a major finals is great for me.

“There’s been times in my career where people have thought I’m finished. That’s the motivation I need, to prove people wrong. That’s a huge reason behind why I left Celtic and get some games.

“I knew making that move at best I could make the squad. It’s happened very quickly, moving to Hearts was a good decision for trying to get involved with Scotland.” 

Watch the full interview below.

Celtic take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup final in December and had the fixture taken place when it should have, Craig would have still been a Celt. Fate has now landed him as the man who will try and stop Celtic’s fourth treble, three years after he fell to his knees when Tom Rogic’s magic solo run captured an invincible treble.


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