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3 Replacements For Gordon At Celtic As He Looks To Move Away Including Ex Rangers Academy Player

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

According to the latest reports from Daily Star, Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is considering a move away from Parkhead after losing his place to Scott Bain. Gordon was the no. 1 keeper until the last year, but after the winter break, Bain replaced him in the starting eleven. The Scotsman has done well in his place. Bain has even managed to replace Gordon as Scotland’s no. 1 and the 36-year-old goalkeeper is aware that he is likely to be on the bench in the final year of his contract.

Therefore he is said to be considering his future and Gordon can look to push for a move away from the club in search of regular game time. The club is also set to lose Dorius De Vries, who was the third choice goalkeeper as his contract is set to expire in a few weeks. Therefore Lennon will need to add a goalkeeper to his roster if Gordon departs and here are three replacements which he can go after.

Karl Darlow

Ever since the emergence of Martin Dubravka, Darlow has found it hard to break into Newcastle United’s team. The Magpies are now being linked with a move for Kevin Trapp as well, and that suggests that Darlow might be shipped away from the club.

The Englishman has a decent amount of experience of playing in the English Premier League and the Championship, and he will provide healthy competition to Scott Bain for the number one spot. Many might even consider him better than Bain. However, he would have to prove himself given the fantastic job Bain did in the second half of the season.

Rob Elliot

Another one of Newcastle United goalkeepers who has fallen way down the pecking order. However, Elliot can be a decent bet as he has got the right amount of experience under his belt, and he is also four times Ireland international.

He might be a cheap replacement for Gordon as he is already 33 and the Magpies are unlikely to demand a considerable sum for him. Known for his sharp reflexes, the Irishman can turn out to be a shrewd signing for the club.

Liam Kelly

Livingston squared up against Celtic three times in the League last season, and they came away with two goalless draws. One of the primary reason for such results was Kelly’s presence in Livingston’s goal. The 23-year-old former Rangers academy product can be an excellent signing for the club after his impressive season. He wouldn’t burn a hole in Celtic’s pocket and has already proven his worth for Livingston. Reports in May suggested that Celtic are one of the teams interested in his signature.

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