Craig Gordon has praised fellow ‘keeper Ross Doohan, who has been tipped to become the next youth player to break into the Celtic first-team this season.

The Hoops squad are currently in Dubai on a winter break as Brendan Rodgers side prepare to chase their first domestic treble since 2001.

The 18-year-old was the youngest to travel to the middle East, and has made five appearances in the UEFA Youth League this season – catching the eye of Rodgers as a potential future first-team player.

Speaking to Celtic View, the veteran shot stopper praised Doohan, saying:

Ross has huge potential. He’s a really good young goalkeeper. He has been training with us for a couple of years now on and off and he will enjoy this training camp.

He has made the step up, going out on the pitch and doing the warm-up sometimes as the third goalkeeper when there have been injuries, and he’s not far off being ready to step up.

He has been doing really well in training and Woodsy has been keeping an eye on him in the games and thinks he is doing well, while Melly (Colin Meldrum) has also been working hard with him on his game.

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Doohan is expected to deputise Gordon in the coming months as Rodgers prepares to bring another player through the youth ranks after he handed a debut to Calvin Miller earlier this season.

Gordon will look to continue his impressive run of form between the posts which has seen him maintain his place in the starting 11 playing in all but four of Celtic’s 36 games this season.

Celtic are in action again on January 22nd in the Scottish Cup against Albion Rovers.

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