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Gordon hoping to impress for Scots and find new club
Published : 23 May 2012 08:46:59
Craig Gordon believes Scotland's friendly against the United States this weekend could be crucial to his hopes of finding a new club.
The goalkeeper is on the lookout after being released by Sunderland, where a number of injury problems resulted in him losing his place in the team. He has not featured for the national team since a 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands in November 2010 and he hopes some game time in Saturday's clash in Jacksonville will send the right signal to clubs he is ready for action.
He told Press Association Sport: "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."
He added: "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."
Gordon became the most expensive goalkeeper in British transfer history when he moved from Hearts to Sunderland for £9million in 2007.
He has been linked with a return north of the border with Celtic but has yet to make any decisions over his future.
Gordon said: "I'm not sure what will happen or what will pan out over the next few weeks. People are starting to look at their options for next season. I'll just wait and see what options I get over the summer and take it from there.
"I'm keeping my options open to absolutely everything at the moment, be it Scotland, England or anywhere else in Europe.
"I don't mind. I'm looking for the best option for me and to get the best deal possible. It's important to get back playing football and to get a run of games in a first team.
"That's what I'll be looking to do and hopefully I can get a good club that will allow me to do that. Then I can start looking towards trying to get back into this team on a more regular basis."