CELTIC keeper Craig Gordon is set to end his two-month injury lay-off hell and return in tomorrow night’s Premiership clash with Dundee at Parkhead.

The 35-year-old Scotland international sustained a knee problem in the 1-0 win over Hibs at the end of January.

Initially, it was expected he would miss 12 weeks, but Gordon returned to full training last month and Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will get the nod over Dorus De Vries – if the shotstopper is feeling up to the task.

On-loan Scott Bain, who can’t play against his parent club, has been in goal for the last three matches after making his transfer deadline day move from Dundee to the Hoops.

He made his debut in the 3-2 win over Rangers at Ibrox last month and kept his position for the goalless draw against Motherwell at Fir Park and Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Ross County in Glasgow.

Rodgers said: “We are just going to check with Craig to make sure everything is okay, but he has been back in training and if he declares himself ready he’ll play. He has come back a bit earlier than we’d thought he would.

“Scott was great in the games he played, however, now that he is unable to play we are looking to replace him.

“It’s great, Craig has been brilliant in his rehab and worked very hard to get himself ahead of schedule.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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