CRAIG GORDON enjoyed his ninth shut-out for the season in the 4-0 victory over Ross County at the weekend.
And the Scotland international keeper admitted his remarkable second-half double save gave him special satisfaction.
The 34-year-old shotstopper pushed away Craig Curran’s low shot, but it looked certain that Davis Keillor-Dunn would net the rebound.
However, Gordon displayed outstanding reflexes to get across his goal and turn the Dingwall youngster’s netbound drive over the crossbar for a breathtaking save.
The Hoops No.1 said: “They had a few half-chances and even in the first-half they had one or two they could have got a goal from.
“We always have to be switched on and making sure we’re not giving those chances away. It was a good save, one I’m pleased with, and it was nice to contribute.
“At that stage it was only 2-0, but within a minute we were 3-0 up and the game was over, so it was a big moment for me.
“When something like that happens, you can perhaps do that at three or four nil and it doesn’t have as big a consequence on the game, but that one did and that’s what makes a good save special.”
Gordon added: “This is always a big part of the season – the League Cup Final is before the turn of the year – so there are big games coming up.
“We have to make sure that, domestically, we are still winning games and progressing in all the competitions.
“We know it’s going to be busy, but we have a big squad and a talented group, so we are confident going into the next phase of games.”
*CQN doesn’t have any photographs from matches at Celtic Park so we are unable to feature Craig’s double save in this feature.
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