CRAIG GORDON is relishing the chance of beating Dundee United in the League Cup Final at Hampden on Sunday to win another medal.
The comeback keeper reckons he didn’t appreciate the last one he picked up when he was a Hearts player.
Gordon was part of the Tynecastle side that beat Gretna on penalty-kicks to win the Scottish Cup in 2006.

But at the age of 23, Gordon expected many more glittering prizes in his career as it prepared to take off. However, that never materialised due to a series of injury problems which kept him out of the game for two years and paced his career in jeopardy.

But, having made a sensational return to the top-flight and securing the No.1 jersey at the Hoops, he admitted he will relish Sunday’s occasion even more now.

He said: “I probably thought that another medal would come around soon. I didn’t realise at the time and take it all in as well as I should have done and enjoy the moment.

“I did think it would come again and I’ve come so close to nothing like this ever happening again.

“I’ll be fully focused on the game, but I want to enjoy it. Hopefully, I’ll have a day that I can remember.

“I’ve never really come close since then. It is an indication of what can happen in a career, you never know when the end might come so you’ve got to enjoy these moments and win these games to give yourself the memories to hold onto even when you finish playing.”

The international shopstopper added: “I’ve never got to a League Cup Final. It would complete the set of both cup medals for me, so there’s a lot to play for.

“We’ll see what happens on the day and we’re looking forward to it. I’m ready for it, I’d love to add that medal.”

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