Gordon ready for recall

18 February 2009 06:51
Craig Gordon has informed Scotland boss George Burley that he is ready to resume international duties.

The Sunderland keeper has made just one competitive appearance since November, with a chipped ankle bone keeping him on the sidelines.

While left kicking his heels in the Stadium of Light treatment room he has seen his standing as the undisputed No.1 for club and country come under threat.

With Marton Fulop proving to be an able deputy for the Black Cats, Gordon is facing a tough task to win his place back.

However, the 26-year-old believes he is capable of forcing his way into Ricky Sbragia's plans and expects Burley to keep faith with him when Scotland tackle Holland in a crunch 2010 World Cup qualifier on 28th March.

AbilityHe told the Scottish Sun: "Look, it wouldn't bother me at all if I hadn't played before going to Holland.

"It's not the perfect scenario for either myself or George Burley but it is something I can handle.

"I'm very confident in both my own ability and what I can offer Sunderland and Scotland - it's not arrogance but a confidence I can do the job.

"That never goes away and, regardless of being injured or not, I've never lost that.

"I'm very confident if I do get the chance to play in Amsterdam, I'll be completely ready to do so.

"I have plenty of faith in myself and if it were to be the case that I'm selected to face the Dutch without having played another league match, I'm sure I could cope with that, no problem."

Source: SKY_Sports