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Ex-SAFC 'keeper Craig Gordon fears retirement

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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