Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has revealed that he feels sorry for Craig Gordon. The Hoops goalkeeper lost his place in the first team to Scott Bain after the winter break.
Writing in his column in the Daily Record, Sutton claims that although he feels for Gordon, it was the correct decision to drop him from the team.
He goes on to admit that he wasn’t surprised Gordon was dropped following the 1-0 loss to Rangers in December.
“I have a lot of sympathy for Craig Gordon” he said. “I praised him for his displays before the break and thought he made some superb saves against Rangers.”
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“There is no getting away from the fact his distribution caused a few of those problems and it was only a matter of time before Bain got his chance.”
The decision to replace Gordon with Bain has worked out so far for the Hoops. In the six games he has played since becoming number one he has yet to concede a goal.
Interestingly, Bain started the season as Celtic’s domestic cup goalkeeper. That indicates that Brendan Rodgers always knew he would have a role to play this season.
Perhaps it is a little surprising that he has become the Hoops main goalkeeper, but you can’t say it’s not deserved. Gordon has a fight on his hands to reclaim the position.
Bain looks set to keep the goalkeepers gloves for the upcoming cup ties against St Johnstone and Valencia.