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Gordon calls for Celts defence to lock stable door.

Byline: Gordon Waddell

Craig Gordon has played behind 18 different Celtic back fours this season.

He doesn't believe it's rocket science that some stability in front of him would help the net at his back stay a little emptier.

And he hopes it starts today in Dingwall.

Gordon has managed just two clean-sheets in his last eight games and feels a stable defence is killing them.

He said: "We'd really like a settled back four but it's just not happened for different reasons.

"Players in good form forcing a way in, others getting injured - there's a multitude of reasons why there has been this chopping and changing.

"We've had a load of players playing in those positions. It's not exactly a successful and stable back four as yet.

"The thing is we've scored every game as well so we're giving ourselves a chance to win. But by conceding goals we are giving ourselves mountains to climb.

"In European football that's not an easy thing to overcome."

A trip to Dingwall to face a Ross County side brimmingwithconfidence wouldn't be your first choice of venue to recover from a Euro defeat.

But Gordon shrugged: "It could be good getting away. It's a long bus trip. The squad will be together and sometimes it can help to be around each other.

"We have the chance to regroup and go again.

"We will go to County and try to get three points to maintain our advantage at the top. We've worked hard to get a good advantage.

"Now we must keep that going into the break. There's a job to be done and we have to go and try and do it."

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 8, 2015
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