Craig Gordon’s eye is still on the ball after 13 years
It is only two months short of 13 years since Craig Gordon made his Scotland debut. The Celtic keeper remembers vividly the day at Easter Road that brought a 4-1 friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago. As another World Cup qualifying campaign threatens to slide past without a finals appearance ever seeming likely, Gordon admits that when he embarked on his international career in 2004 he never considered his Scotland era could be so utterly bereft. His three-year spell sidelined with injury means the 34-year-old has only played in four of the country’s ten-campaign run of qualifying failure – let’s not be reticent about adding the current one – but, hey, still.