Craig Gordon: Hearts goalkeeper agrees contract extension after injury comeback

The Scotland goalie has reached an agreement to stay at Tynecastle Park through 2025.

The 41-year-old has returned to fitness after suffering the injury playing against Dundee United in December 2022, despite fears it could have been the end of the Scotland international’s playing career.

Gordon is in his second spell at Hearts and the new deal see him playing beyond his 42nd birthday.

“It’s great for everyone that Craig has extended his contract by another year,” stated head coach Steven Naismith.

“First and foremost, he’s an excellent goalie. Every day I see him in training, and he never ceases to amaze me with his incredible accomplishments. It was a memorable occasion to watch him rejoin the team against the Spartans.


“He is a leader, too. He’s a well-known player in the locker room, having competed at the highest levels both home and abroad. His presence at the club for a further 18 months, during which he will not only battle for the No. 1 shirt but also impart expertise to others, is greatly anticipated by the younger players who look up to him.

“He’s the type of character this club needs in order to keep progressing because he knows exactly what it takes to be successful.”

“Craig’s immediate future is another important piece of business for the club, and I feel we’ve made good strides in terms of building towards what is shaping up to be another busy campaign next season,” Sporting Director Joe Savage continued.

“It was obvious that we needed to do all in our power to keep Craig around since he is arguably the most gifted and well-known player to have come out of our junior system. His recovery from a career-threatening injury and continued play at the highest level are nothing short of amazing.
“The hard work to keep our most valuable players will continue in the background as the coaching staff and first team continue to focus on their excellent form and securing European football.”

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