Date: 28th April 2019 at 7:05pm
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Neil Lennon is hoping to have Craig Gordon available again before the end of this season.

The veteran keeper lost his first team place to Scott Bain after the winter break with Lennon continuing to select the former Dundee man after he took over from Brendan Rodgers.

Six weeks ago Gordon was ruled out with a knee injury which Lennon attributed to putting in extra training sessions to make up for his lack of game time.

Dorus de Vries has been on the Celtic bench in recent weeks but tomorrow Gordon is expected to resume full training with his team-mates.

Asked about the keeper before the match with Kilmarnock Lennon told Radio Scotland: “He has had a course of injections over the last six weeks, he was down seeing a specialist. The course is finished now, so we’re hoping that there is not much of a reaction, that things settle down.

He’s training away in the gym, he’s not been out on the grass but we’re hoping that he gets the all clear and can start training with us again on Monday.

Asked if he expected Gordon back in action this season he added: “Yeah that would be great, that would be great for Craig, that is what we are looking for.”

As well as becoming first choice at Celtic Bain has also played in Scotland’s last two internationals under Alex McLeish.

Gordon has a further year left on his Celtic contract which was extended following interest from Chelsea.