CELTIC skipper Scott Brown has praised SFW’s Player of the Year Craig Gordon – and also the club’s goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods for helping him back to the top.
Gordon, whose career was in jeopardy after a knee injury sidelined him for two years, has made a remarkable comeback at club and country level.
The Hoops won the league title after conceding only 17 goals in 38 games, the lowest total in the top flight since Rangers in 1918/19.
Brown led the tributes to the 32-year-old shotstopper. He said: “He’s one of the big successes for us.
“Stevie Woods has done yet another great job there in working with Craigy.
“We all knew how good he was and everybody was saying he was going to be injured and he wouldn’t last. However, Craigy’s shown yet again he can play 50 or 60 games this season and he’s been unbelievable.”
Gordon, a former British record buy for a keeper when Roy Keane paid Hearts £9million to take him to Sunderland in 2007, took over at the start of the season and dispelled any thoughts of a lingering problem with consistent displays, particularly in Europe.
The biggest accolade he could accept from the support was the fact he helped the fans forget all about favourite Fraser Forster, who moved to Southampton for £10million in the summer.