CRAIG GORDON is poised end his two-month injury hell and return for Celtic in tomorrow night’s Premiership encounter against Dundee at Parkhead.
The 35-year-old Scotland international keeper sustained a knee problem in the 1-0 win over Hibs at the end of January.
Initially, it was expected he would miss 12 weeks, but Gordon returned to full training last month and Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will get the nod over Dorus De Vries – if he is feeling up to the task.
On-loan Scott Bain, who can’t play against his parent club, has been in goal for the last three matches after making his transfer deadline day move from Dundee to the Hoops.
Rodgers said: “We are just going to check with Craig to make sure everything is okay, but he has been back in training and if he declares himself ready he’ll play. He has come back a bit earlier than we’d thought he would.
“Scott was great in the games he played, however, now that he is unable to play we are looking to replace him.
“It’s great, Craig has been brilliant in his rehab and worked very hard to get himself ahead of schedule.”
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