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‘GREAT OPPORTUNITY,’ GORDON

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CRAIG GORDON insists Celtic will overcome their suspension, illness and injury problems ahead of tonight’s crucial Europa League clash against RB Leipzig in Germany.

The goalkeeper’s Scotland international team-mate James Forrest is banned, skipper Scott Brown, Leigh Griffiths are and Tom Rogic are out while on-loan central defender Filip Benkovic is also a doubt.

However, defiant Gordon believes Brendan Rodgers’ men will rise to the occasion against the Bundesliga outfit in the Red Bull Arena.

The 35-year-old shotstopper remarked: “Of course, we would like to have everybody available, but that’s always going to happen at different points during the season.

“It gives the other players in the squad a good opportunity to come in and show what they can do on one of the biggest stages in European football.

“That’s part and parcel of being at a big club. You play so many games and at certain times in the season that’s going to happen, so we’ll just have to deal with it.

“The players who have come in have been waiting a long time. They’ve had to wait for their chance and here it is against top quality opposition.

“There’s no better place to show how good you are than in Europe. They’ll be looking forward to that.

“We have a big squad and the ones who have come in are more than capable of playing at this level.

“It’s a great opportunity for them. We trust in everybody in our squad and we’re looking forward to this game. ”

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