Celtic v Dundee preview: Craig Gordon set to return for champions
Last Updated: 04/04/18 8:34pm
Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is set to return to action in Wednesday night's Scottish Premiership game against Dundee at Celtic Park.
The experienced Scotland international has been out since January with a knee injury.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is pleased to see Gordon, 35, back and available again.
On-loan 'keeper Scott Bain, who took over recently from Dorus de Vries, is ineligible against his parent club.
"We are going to check with Craig just to make sure everything is OK," Rodgers said prior to the clash in Glasgow.
"He has been back in training and if he declares himself fit and ready then he will play.
"He has come back a bit earlier than we thought."
Rodgers also revealed that he would "definitely" like to keep Bain beyond his loan spell which ends in the summer, when the 26-year-old will become a free agent.
"Hopefully his representative and the club can organise a deal for him to be here," he added.
Jozo Simunovic is back from suspension for Celtic with left-back Kieran Tierney (calf), Nir Bitton (knee) and Jonny Hayes (broken leg) still out.
Dundee skipper Darren O'Dea hopes to shrug off a knock in time for the game.
The former Hoops defender came off early in the second-half of the 1-1 home draw with Hearts on Sunday but was able to return to training.
Striker Faissal El Bakhtaoui missed the match with a knock but he too has returned to training, while Marcus Haber and Matthew Henvey (both knee) remain long-term absentees.
- Celtic are unbeaten in their past 28 league matches against Dundee and have won each of the past five contests between the two sides in the Scottish Premiership
- Dundee's last victory against Celtic came at Celtic Park back in the Scottish Premier League in 2001 and have lost 13 of 14 trips to Celtic Park in the top flight since
- Celtic have conceded just once in their past six home league games, although they failed to score on two of those occasions
- Dundee have won three of their past four away games in the Scottish Premiership