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GORDON TAKES SIDESWIPE AT SUTTON AND SAYS IT’S TOO EARLY TO TALK ABOUT TREBLE

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CELTIC keeper Craig Gordon insists it is far too early to talk about a second successive domestic silver clean sweep.

Brendan Rodgers joined Jock Stein (twice) and Martin O’Neill as a Hoops boss to achieve the feat following last season’s Invincible campaign.

No Parkhead manager has managed to do back-to-back trebles and Gordon reckons it is crazy to start thinking along those lines with the campaign in its infancy.

He said: “We are still in September and we just have to keep winning games.

“We have a quarter-final to try and win against Dundee at Dens Park this evening.

“We want to get into the next round and if we do, then we are a step closer to the first trophy of the season. We still have three games to win, so the treble is still a long way away.”

Meanwhile, Gordon took a sideswipe at former Hoops striker Chris Sutton, who is now a media pundit.

The Englishman has criticised the shotstopper and the international No.1 said: “It’s his opinion, but he focuses rather a lot on the negatives, rather than anything positive. It’s more of a campaign.

“He had his mind made up very early on. He is trying to make everything fit his early statements. That’s his job as a pundit.

“My record against any other Celtic goalkeeper would stand up in terms of wins. The last time I lost a domestic game was against Aberdeen about a year and a half ago.

“I think he goes over the top at times and I know I’m not the only one to perceive that. There are other guys in our squad who receive as much, if not more, criticism than me.

“I’m not sure it’s a personal thing, but it seems to be.

“I just think it tends to send the signals out to the Celtic fans. It’s a little bit unfair.

“This is now my fourth season. I don’t agree with an awful lot of what he says, but I suppose that’s the case for half the players in Scottish football. I’m not alone.”

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