Gordon up for Celtic fight

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Craig Gordon insists it will take a 'massive effort' for Celtic to get through to the Champions League this season.

Craig Gordon says he is happy to battle for his first-team place should Celtic sign a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes.

The Scotland international has recently been reinstalled as the number one at Parkhead after Scott Bain suffered a dislocated finger and he is expected to be in the starting XI for Thursday’s Europa League clash with AIK.


Celtic are reportedly in the market to sign a new goalkeeper before the close of the transfer window on September 2, with reports linking the Glasgow giants with making a move for former star Fraser Forster – who enjoyed four successful years with the club but is currently out of favour at Southampton.

Gordon is not concerned about the prospect of Celtic signing a new goalkeeper, however, as he is up for the fight of holding on to the number one jersey.

“It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter who is in here. I want to play. And the only way I can do that is by playing well,” Gordon was quoted as saying by the Glasgow Evening Times.

“If he does bring in another goalkeeper, then I’ll need to play very well to make sure I’ll keep my place. If I don’t, I’ll have to live with that.

“I don’t mind. I’ll happily fight anyone for their place. That’s the mentality I have, no matter what. I’ll do my best to get in the team, concentrate on myself and my fitness. If I’m doing as well as I can and I get picked, great, I want to play.”