Celtic captain Scott Brown has reserved praise for former team-mate and current Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

As reported by the Glasgow Times, Gordon who put in an impressive display in the other cup semi-final for Hearts against Hibernian is set to face his former side in next months final at the national stadium. Brown was quick to praise the 37-year old for ‘coming back’, after being released by the hoops in the summer.

“He was brilliant on Saturday, with some saves he made to keep his team in it,” said Brown. He’s a fantastic goalkeeper, everyone knows how good he is and he just keeps proving it.

“Age doesn’t really matter to him. He still believes he can do it and pretty much me and Craig are in the same boat.

“A lot of people keep writing us off but we keep going, we keep coming back and it is about that mental toughness that everyone has got and Craig has it in abundance.”

Craig Gordon played a huge part in the Edinburgh side reaching their second Scottish Cup final in a row against the reigning champions.

The goalkeeper failed to break into the side for around a season in a half, after suffering an injury in January 2018, which saw him replaced permanently by Scott Bain. He was then in turn placed further down the pecking order when Fraser Forster made a return to the club and only managed to feature on a handful of occasions last season.

Ultimately, it was probably time for Gordon to move on and you felt going back to his boyhood club was always going to be the option he would take.

It is good to see him getting game time once again but hopefully, he isn’t too influential, come next months Scottish Cup final


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