Scotland international goalkeeper Craig Gordon recently returned from a long term injury to the Sunderland first team. He is currently out of contract in the summer, and hence, has admitted that he is facing a race against time in order to earn his new contract with the club.
Only three months remain in the Premier league season and Craig Gordon has said that he must impress the people at Sunderland that he is worthy of being awarded a new contract. As a result of this situation, Craig Gordon has admitted that he is unsure of his future.
Craig Gordon was signed for £ 9 million by then Sunderland manager Roy Keane. He was expected to become the next great goalkeeper in British football, but the Scotland international has suffered a number of injury problems during his time at the Stadium of Light. The injury problems have been so great for Craig Gordon that he is looking for his first appearance of the season for Sunderland only now. He has had many operations on the knee and on the arm, which have prevented him from appearing a lot for the north-east club. Despite all the troubles, the goalkeeper is of the belief that his troubles have finally come to an end and is looking forward to the future.
“My contract is up at the end of the season. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. The ball is in Sunderland’s court. I need to get fully fit. I have spoken to the manager about it and he says he will have a decision to make when I’m back to full fitness. I hope to be flying soon. I’d love to stay in the Premiership. It’s where the best players and biggest games are,” Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon said regarding his future.
The latest online betting in-play odds reckon that Gordon is evens to stay with Sunderland, but 1/3 to be elsewhere at the start of next season.