COMEBACK Bhoy Craig Gordon believes Ronny Deila has made him a better keeper.
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The shotstopper has returned to the Scotland international set-up after two years in the wilderness when persistent injuries threatened to wreck his career.
He took over as first choice at the Hoops at the start of the season after Fraser Forster’s £10million move to Southampton.
Gordon said: “The manager has been brilliant for me. Ever since that first game of the campaign when he handed me the gloves for the match against St Johnstone he has been incredibly supportive.
“There is no doubt in my mind that I owe him a lot. He has been superb for me.
“Ronny has changed the way the team played and he stressed how much he wanted the team to play from the back. I had never done that at any previous club and that was a new challenge.
“I have worked hard on that aspect of my game and he always seemed to have a confidence in me that I would be able to adapt to that.
“Being backed like that by a manager is a good feeling and it definitely makes you go out on to the pitch and want to play for him and for the team.
“He has had a great first season. There was a lot going on in the summer. He had to try and make his formation work on the pitch and it was a lot of hard work for him getting his message across of exactly what he wanted from everyone.
“I am delighted to see him get his rewards by winning the Premiership and the League Cup.”