FREE agent Craig Gordon has emerged as a shock target for St Mirren.

The 37-year-old Scotland international goalkeeper came out of contract at Celtic at the beginning of the week.

Gordon has been offered a new deal to remain at the nine-in-a-row champions, but it appears he is adamant he needs first-team football at this stage of his career and the Paisley outfit will guarantee him the No.1 spot, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

Buddies boss Jim Goodwin has apparently made a move for the shotstopper after losing his regular netminder Vaclav Hladky with the Czech rejecting the offer an extension at the top-flight outfit.

Gordon is taking his time to weigh up his options, but he has already admitted he wants to win back his place in Steve Clarke’s Euro Championship squad.

The former £9million Sunderland goalie took over at the Hoops early in the campaign following Scott Bain’s hand injury in the 4-3 Champions League exit to the Romanians of Cluj on August 13 last year.

Gordon played the next two games – wins over Dunfermline (2-1) and AIK Stockholm (2-0) – before Fraser Forster retruend on a season-long loan deal from Southampton in the 3-1 victory over Hearts on August 25.

That put the ex-Hearts star onto the substitutes’ bench for much of the remainder of the campaign. He made a rare first team start in the 2-0 Europe League Group B loss to Cluj on December 12.

It is understood the offer on the table from the Hoops for the 54-times capped performer is vastly reduced wages to the figure he has been on since overcoming serious knee and arm injuries to join the club in 2014.

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