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Early news teams likely to please Celtic fans with boost in key area

Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking for their side to continue to extend the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership when they take on Dundee and will be aware that a change needs to be made.

Scott Bain, who has performed admirably since coming into the side is ineligible to face his parent club, however, Craig Gordon could be ready to return from a knee injury that has kept him out since January. The Scotland international has been sidelined since their 1-0 win over Hibernian but has returned to full training.

Brendan Rodgers is cautious about the return, stating that the 35-year-old has recovered quicker than expected, but will play him should he be declared fit.

“We are just going to check with Craig to make sure everything is okay, but he’s back in training and if he declares himself fit and ready, then he will play. He’s come back earlier than what we thought,” he told the club’s website.

“Scott was great in the games he played in, but he’s not able to play so we’re looking to replace him. Craig’s been brilliant in his rehab. It was a sore one he took but he’s come back and worked very hard and he’s back ahead of schedule, which is great news.”

Gordon has come in for some criticism during his time at Celtic Park, with mistakes being made and proving costly at times, however, the locals will be hoping he can return and be in top form from the beginning. As you can imagine, the punters propping up our bar are delighted with the news ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers next week.

Landlord’s Verdict

Celtic fans in the Tavern will be pleased that the Scotland international is in contention to return for the match against Dundee, as Bain is unable to play. The locals will be concerned that he is prone to an error but will be confident their side can pick up the three points.

With options between the sticks proving to be a somewhat problem position at Parkhead this season, any boost in that areas is a major plus for our punters clad in green and white.

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