Rab Douglas has said that Craig Gordon should look to leave Glasgow Celtic in January.

The experienced stopper has served as the Hoops’ first-choice goalkeeper during the past couple of years and has helped the club to win virtually everything that there is to win in Scottish football.

However, Gordon has fallen down the pecking order at the Glasgow club since the start of the year, mainly due to his declining flexibility.

Former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers started preferring Scott Bain in goal, while Gordon has also been unable to work his way back to the first choice goalkeeping position under Neil Lennon.

After Bain was injured in August, Celtic signed Fraser Forster during the summer transfer window which effectively surely indicated that Lennon did not see Gordon as a potential first-choice goalkeeper for the club.

Forster has been serving as goalkeeper for the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership whilst Bain has been absent.

Douglas has told Gordon to look for a new challenge by seeking a move away from Celtic.

“I think it will get to January and Craig (Gordon) will have a discussion with Lennon,” said Douglas according to The Daily Record.

“I don’t think anybody wants to sit in the bench; it’s not about the money. Craig will have enough money. 

“The big thing is going out playing and enjoying it. He’s coming to the tail end of his career now; he needs to go to a level where he is really enjoying his football.”

Gordon has yet to make a single appearance in the Scottish Premiership so far this season and has made just two appearances for the team in the Scottish League Cup, with another three appearances in total coming in European competition.

Bain is due to soon recover and this may essentially mean that Gordon will drop down to being a third choice goalkeeper. This is not an ideal position to be in especially at his age.

Gordon now has two choices. He can either retire shortly, which will make sense considering his injury prone tendencies or he could look to push for a move to another club in January.


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