Celtic’s fine start to 2018 continued on Saturday after they bested Hibernian 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership.
However, it was a match that was marred by injuries to two keep Hoops players, with goalscorer Leigh Griffiths and shot-stopper Craig Gordon, who both contributed hugely to the win, being forced off before the second half.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Gordon’s injury is looking serious, with the Scotland international set to have a scan on his knee to determine how long he’ll be out of action.
It leaves the Bhoys with a serious problem between the sticks with only veteran goalkeeper Dorus De Vries available who has had any sort of playing time with the Scottish champions.
Celtic supporters are now hoping the club can do emergency business in the final few days of the window and bring in a goalkeeper that can provide cover for the injured Gordon and compete with his Dutch deputy.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation…
I am afraid that @Leighgriff09 and Craig Gordon will be huge losses to @CelticFC. It is vitally important that the Board backs BR and we get the necessary additions required for our squad. GK, RB, CB and potentially a creative CM. HH!!!! ???
— Mark McGuire (@markmcguire04) January 28, 2018
I like Craig Gordon and all but I'm not gonna lie that injury may be the best thing that's happened to us cause he's simply not good enough for Europe and no we have to buy a first choice keeper
— Arón Ó Ruairc (@AronORuairc) January 28, 2018
I wanted a new keeper but not with that bad Craig Gordon injury. Speedy recovery, plenty great saves in his time.Spend fkinn cash Brendan.?
— Connor Cleary (@ConradCleary) January 27, 2018
Craig Gordon out for the rest of the season, looks like de Vries will be first choice keeper for the time being and Celtic need a new keeper asap
— John Burns (@jonbz) January 27, 2018
I doubt we'll see Craig Gordon play for Celtic again. DDV will play until he makes an error (probably one that Gordon would have been forgiven for) then whoever we sign this week will be number 1 forever.
— Emrod (@Emrod_lives) January 28, 2018
Not Craig Gordon's biggest fan but has been a good servant to us hate seen any player getting hurt. We are short for cover in a lot of positions now
— Bigirishmc (@Bigirishcelt) January 27, 2018
Sad to see if Craig Gordon really has been seriously injured, although if Celtic recruit properly to replace him this window, that might be his last game in a Celtic jersey.
— ? (@marcmcardle1) January 27, 2018
Craig Gordon is a major blow in the quest for the double Treble, some of his saves when we're leading by a single goal or drawing are world class and game changers! His critics will soon have egg on ther face if a replacement isn't brought in!!!
— Olivier Ntcham Communist Party (@LeBon1989) January 27, 2018