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Former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has said that the friendly match against the United States of America is a great opportunity for him to find a new club.
The goalkeeper was recently released by his club Sunderland after he failed to impress manager Martin O’Neill with his fitness in the final few matches of the campaign. The goalkeeper has been struggling with a lot of injuries in the last few seasons. Despite being the British record transfer signing for a goalkeeper at £ 9 million, Sunderland have decided to not extend his contract. Gordon is now searching for a new club in the Premier league or back in Scotland.
Craig Gordon’s last appearance for the national team came in 2010 when he kept a clean sheet in the 3-0 win over Faroe Islands. Injuries and competition for places have meant that he will be returning back to international fold after a gap of more than two years. Gordon, though, sees this as a perfect opportunity to impress the scouts. This would in turn helped him get a new club before the start of the new season. The former Hearts goalkeeper came to Sunderland for fee of £ 9 million back in 2007.
“I’m looking forward to it. Having not played a great deal of football this season, it’s a chance to finish the season by showing people that I’m ready to play and hopefully I’ll get some time on the park out here. I think everyone is aware of my contract situation with Sunderland so it’s quite an important trip for me to show anybody who is watching that I’m ready to play,” said Craig Gordon ahead of the friendly match with USA on Saturday. Scotland have been preparing for their World Cup qualifiers by conducting a training camp in the USA.
Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon has said that even though he would love to stay at the stadium of light, it is difficult to foresee what the future holds for him at the moment. Craig Gordon has just returned from a long-term injury and will be out of contract soon.
There have been suggestions that Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is preparing for a new contract for the goalkeeper. However, Craig Gordon has said that it all depends upon the length of the contract and also the various clauses. He also suggested that he would be ready to move on if the various situations did not come together.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract in the summer. He is now free to talk with other clubs over a potential transfer, but Martin O’Neill recently said that he would love to keep the Scotland international at the stadium of light. Sunderland have been one of the inform teams since the arrival of Martin O’Neill.
Hence, there has been suggestions that Martin O’Neill will be looking to get Craig Gordon off the wage bill and seeks ways to improve the squad elsewhere. The form of James McLean has been so impressive that he could be awarded a bumper contract shortly.
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