Goalkeeper Craig Gordon extends Celtic deal to 2018

Craig Gordon joined Celtic in summer 2014
Craig Gordon joined Celtic in summer 2014

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has extended his contract with the Scottish champions until 2018.

The Scotland international, 32, replaced Fraser Forster last summer and went on to win the Scottish Football Writers' player of the year award.

"I am absolutely delighted to extend my contract with Celtic, such a fantastic football club," Gordon told the official Celticexternal-link website.

"I have enjoyed my first year immensely at Celtic."

Gordon was out of the game for two years with injuries after being released by Sunderland in 2012.

However, he has made over 50 appearances for Celtic and helped them win the Scottish Premiership and League Cup last season as well as reach the last 32 of the Europa League.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila said: "This is brilliant news and we're all delighted that Craig has extended his contract at the club.

"He was my first signing as Celtic manager and since he joined us last summer, he has been an important member of the squad and he's made a great contribution to our success.

"Craig's a top-class goalkeeper and we're lucky to have him here at Celtic."