Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists Craig Gordon can be Scotland No. 1

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says that Craig Gordon can still be Scotland No. 1, despite the keeper struggling for game time at Parkhead, as per Daily Record.

The Scotland international wanted a move out of Celtic Park in this transfer window and had reportedly pleaded to be allowed to join any other club where he can get more football action.

It is believed that his former club Hearts were interested in hiring his services. However, he was not granted his wish because Scott Bain was already injured and Conor Hazard was serving his loan spell at Dundee, leaving the Bhoys with only Southampton-owned Fraser Forster as a quality goalkeeper.

The Scotland international is currently playing as a backup to number one Forster and has only made six appearances this term.

But the Bhoys boss still believes the experienced goalie possesses the required quality to be part of the Scotland national team.

He told the media:

“Craig Gordon is certainly good enough to be in the Scotland squad.

“Even if he’s not playing for us every week, that would be my opinion. I see him every day, he’s an outstanding trainer and outstanding professional. Whether he’s playing regularly or not, he’s still more than good enough to be in the squad.

“It was an awkward decision for us – from the club’s point of view we don’t want to let him go but from a human side I can totally understand where he’s coming from at the minute.

“The club’s stance is we want him here.

“It’s hard for a keeper, it’s an individual position, I understand where he’s coming from. But he’s training great and he looks great, though Fraser is our No.1.”

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