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Gordon right to call out Celtic team-mates after recent performances

Gordon right to call out Celtic team-mates after recent performances

Brendan Rodgers and Celtic have not had the best of results in recent weeks having lost against Hearts in the SPL before being knocked out of the Champions League by AEK Athens.

The Bhoys were able to get back to winning ways after defeating Patrick Thistle 3-1 in the Scottish League Cup.

However, Rodgers’ men suffered another underwhelming result following their 1-1 draw against FK Suduva in the club’s first leg Europa League play-off tie.

And goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been quick to call out his team-mates after their latest lacklustre display.

The Breakdown

Speaking to Press Association Sport (via BT Sport), Gordon said: “I think that everybody is every man for themselves in there.

“We need to get back to working as a team and make sure that nobody gets the headers in that they have been doing.”

The 35-year-old’s assessment is very telling and, along with Dedryck Boyata’s uncertain future, suggests why Rodgers is so desperate to bring in a new central defender.

That being said, based on their last few displays, Celtic need more than a new centre-half to get things back on track.

As mentioned by £1.8m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Gordon, the team needs to start defending better as a unit and stop conceding silly chances, something which a coach like Rodgers is more than capable of drilling into his side on the training ground.

The arrival of a central defender before the transfer window closes will improve Celtic but, collectivity, the defence as a whole must do better.

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