CRAIG GORDON reckons Scotland’s remarkable last-gasp World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia last night was the perfect way to celebrate his half-century of international appearances.

An 89th-minute own-goal from former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel gave Gordon Strachan’s men a crucial 1-0 win.

Three points from the encounter in Slovenia on Sunday will almost certainly send the Scots into the play-offs for the finals.

Celtic keeper Gordon said: “It’s huge for us and it keeps our hopes alive going into the last game to try and win that one.


“It was a great 50th cap and I couldn’t have asked for much more – a clean sheet and a victory right at the end.

“We felt the momentum was with us. We were creating chances and they were getting more tired.

“They had spent a lot of the game with 10 men so they were obviously going to tire towards the end and that’s when we started creating more chances and we managed to take one, albeit with a bit of luck.

“We showed good fitness to keep going and make sure we were going right to the end to try and win and salvage something from the game.

“If we keep that spirit together then we have a very good chance going into the next game.”

The 34-year-old shotstopper added: “There are not going to be too many more chances like this.

“We have put ourselves in a great position now and we need to go now and try and finish the job.”

Catch up with this CQN Podcast from last month when we interviewed Celtic star from the Centenary season, full back Chris Morris. It’s a great listen…


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