CRAIG GORDON will come up against Celtic this weekend for the first time since leaving the club last summer.
Gordon helped Celtic on their way to this incredible run and would still have been on Celtic’s books had this game been played back in May.
Now it’s up for Craig to stop Celtic getting a treble rather than helping himself to one. The iconic footage of him falling from his knees to the floor during the invincible cup final when Tom Rogic scored a late winner will live longs in the memory.
Now there’s no room for sentiment, Craig wants to win and we want him to lose.
Craig left in the summer under a cloud but as we approach the game on Sunday the goalkeeper has made it clear there was no bad blood and he was well briefed during last summer when the two parties decided to go their separate ways. It was a decision made at board level by the man who runs the show, Peter Lawwell.
“It wasn’t messy and there’s no bad blood. I wanted to go and play football. They were going down a different route, they could have got Fraser and I would have sat and not played for another year and that’s something I didn’t want to do.” Gordon told BBC Sport.
“Even seeing what’s happened there I wouldn’t change a thing. I had a great time and left on good terms with all the coaches. I was speaking with (goalkeeping coach) Stevie Woods when I joined up with the Scotland squad, Neil Lennon phoned me after I left and wished me all the best, John Kennedy was excellent throughout the summer letting me know what was happening.”
Celtic thought they were getting Fraser Forster back on loan and wouldn’t pay Craig what he was looking for plus there was no guarantee of a start and the goalkeeper just wanted to play again.
We still don’t know who our number one is since the summer with three goalkeepers being used since.