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Ex-SAFC 'keeper Craig Gordon fears retirement

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon looks likely to retire after failing to find a club this season.

The 30 year-old Scotland international left Sunderland at the end of last season following two arm breaks and serious knee injury.

However the former Hearts gloveman, who cost the Black Cats 9m in 2007, has yet to find a new club and admits that he is facing a decision over his future.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Gordon said:

'It's very unlikely I will be playing again this season,' admitted Gordon.

'In fact, I'm not sure if I'll play again, so I'm looking to get into coaching as I want to remain in the game.'

Gordon has joined Scottish First Division outfit Dumbarton, helping coach the club's goalkeepers, and admits the move into coaching could be next.

'We [Gordon & Dumbarton boss Ian Murray] agreed last week for me to come in and start things at Livingston and it may become a regular thing.

'I enjoyed the game and viewing it from a coaches point of view was fascinating.'

Signed by Roy Keane upon Sunderland's return to the Premier League, Gordon went on to make 88 top-flight starts for the Lads, with his last appearance coming against Bolton in April.

Gordon also has full senior Scottish caps to his name.




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Date:Monday February 11 2013

Time: 6:28PM

 

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