Jackie McNamara believes Craig Gordon may push for late exit

Since the arrival of Fraser Forster on loan from Southampton in the summer, Craig Gordon has found it hard to find much game-time at Celtic. Once the best goalkeeper in all of Scotland, the 37-year-old has had to be satisfied with sporadic cup appearances this season. But with recent rumours that Hearts could be interested in a reunion, an escape route might be available for the veteran.

Neil Lennon has already stated his desire to keep Gordon at the club. But a possible place in Scotland’s international squad might force the keeper into looking for an exit in order to find more playing time. And Jackie McNamara believes that he could push for a late exit in this transfer window.

As reported by Football Insider, the former Celtic man said:

“Yeah, possibly, there could be that side of it. He’s been good when he’s played.

“He picked up an injury, he was number one, picked up an injury and Neil’s brought Fraser Forster in who’s been excellent.

“It’s a position where they don’t really chop and change, I know he’s played in cup games and stuff but I can understand him wanting to play and wanting to get back into that.

“Neil’s priority is obviously to win leagues and trophies and now they obviously see him as second choice behind Fraser Forster.”

It will be a huge surprise though if Celtic let Gordon leave this late in the transfer window. His departure will leave the club with only Fraser Forster and Scott Bain, with Conor Hazard having already left on loan. Thus, do not be surprised to see the 37-year-old still at Parkhead come February.

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