Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has signed a new three-year contract
Craig Gordon committed himself to Celtic despite being wanted by Premier League leaders Chelsea in the January window.
The 34-year-old shot-stopper has been in superb form this season with 22 clean sheets and this week he has extended his original contract, after joining almost three years ago.
The Scotland internationalist said: “It’s taken a little while after the interest in the January window but it’s good to finally get it done and concentrate on the rest of the season.
“It was quite stop-start, there was a lot of things going on within the club, it wasn’t a continuous thing, it wasn’t like we were talking about it for months. There were two or three occasions when we sat down and talked about it, it was fairly straight forward in the end, I wanted to stay.”
Gordon’s Celtic career looked in doubt in August when Brendan Rodgers signed his former Swansea goalkeeper, Dorus de Vries, from Nottingham Forest.
De Vries went into the team for five matches but Gordon won his place back and has kept it ever since.
The former Hearts and Sunderland player said: “I think it’s the same for every player when a new manager comes in, you want to prove your worth to the team. You also want to stay in the team and it’s taken a little while for me to do that and to be able to adapt to the way he wants me to play.
“Thankfully I’ve been able to do that and hopefully I’ll be able to continue to do that over the next three years.
“Hopefully that’s not the end either, I’m hoping to play on as long as I possibly can. There may be one contract beyond this but it’s good for the next three years to know that stability is there and I’m going to be here fighting for trophies.”