Celtic star Craig Gordon comments on potential Forster move

By John McGinley

August 22, 2019

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has no problem competing with Fraser Forster or any other goalkeeper Neil Lennon is looking to sign, The Scottish Sun report.

Forster is reported to be on the verge of making a switch to Celtic Park from Southampton after a five-year absence.

The imminent addition will provide both Gordon and the injured Scott Bain with serious competition across the coming season.

Speaking about the potential arrival of the Saints man yesterday, Gordon remains defiant about retaining his place.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the veteran said: “If he (Neil Lennon) does bring in another goalkeeper, then I’ll need to play very well to make sure I keep my place. If I don’t, I’ll have to live with that.

“I’ll happily fight anyone for their place. Not actually fight them! But you know what I mean. Not big Fraser, I wouldn’t fight him for it!

“But joking aside, that’s the mentality I have, no matter what.”

The 36-year-old will start tonight against AIK and will be eager to produce a top performance amid this recent speculation.

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Can Forster reclaim his Celtic number one spot?

It’s easy to forget given his troubled times at Southampton, but Forster was once a sensation between the sticks for Celtic.

With huge performances at home and abroad, at one stage he was considered one of our most important players.

In total he helped keep 101 clean sheets in 197 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions – an incredible record.

If the 31-year-old can produce that kind of form, there’s no doubt he’ll displace both Bain and Gordon.

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However, there are serious question marks about his current ability. He has been unable to get a regular game with Southampton since 2017, making just one appearance last season.

The hope will be that working with coach Stevie Woods again and returning to Glasgow will see him reborn and producing ‘La Gran Muralla’ type performances.

Hopefully he can get his career back on track in Glasgow and give Gordon and company the serious competition they’re expecting.