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Craig Gordon on Celtic’s goalkeeping priority

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Craig Gordon has revealed that he didn’t feel like a priority when his Celtic contract expired.

Yesterday the keeper signed a two-year deal with Hearts to bring an end to six highly successful seasons in Glasgow.

That decision leaves Scott Bain as Celtic’s only goalkeeper with top team experience one month before the domestic season gets underway.

Fraser Forster is the priority signing for Neil Lennon but with speculation that the club has made contact with Joe Hart the former Sunderland keeper decided to return to Tynecastle where his career started.

Gordon told The Sun:

Celtic have a big season coming up and they have a few decisions to make in the goal-keeping department. It’s up to them to make those decisions. I didn’t feel I was a big priority there at this moment in time and that’s absolutely fine.

That’s what happened last season when they wanted to keep Fraser Forster on. I had to make my decision for me. They will make their new signings and prepare for the season.

Gordon made his last Celtic appearance away to Cluj last December and could have to wait until October before Hearts get into action.

Tomorrow Ann Budge takes her case against relegation from the Premiership to the Court of Session, if that is unsuccessful Gordon is looking at a 27-match season in the Championship as well as a Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibs held over from the 2019/20 season.

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