COMEBACK keeper Craig Gordon will chalk up another first in a remarkable season tomorrow afternoon.
The 32-year-old is in line for a debut appearance against Inverness Caley Thistle in the Highland capital after sitting out the previous two games.
Gordon watched from the stand on both occasions, a 1-0 defeat in August and a 1-0 win in November when John Guidetti got the only goal of the match.
Lukasz Zaluska, who is poised to leave the Hoops at the end of his contract in summer, was between the sticks for the encounters in Inverness and Glasgow with young Italian Leo Fasan on the substitutes’ bench.
Now the Scottish international shotstopper is looking forward to facing John Hughes’ side as he prepares to lead from the back as he aims for his first league winner’s medal.
Gordon said: “It is going to be a tough one up there. It’s a game we need to win, but we know how hard it will be.
“I’ve actually not played against them this season so far, so it’ll be a first for me.
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“To their credit, they are a good team. They try and play the right way and they pass and move and create chances. But the most important thing for us is to win and maintain that gap at the top of the Premiership.”
Gordon insisted he is not concerned with individual honours and, instead, is fully focused on the team winning as many games as possible.
The veteran No.1, who has already lifted the League Cup this season, told Celtic TV: “We’ve got this game in Inverness, another against Kilmarnock in midweek and then the Scottish Cup semi-final against Caley Thistle a week on Sunday.
“Keeping the momentum going is a big deal for us and there’s no room for slip-ups.
“We’ve won the first trophy, but part and parcel of being at Celtic is concentrating on the next one.”