Saints Linked With Gordon
Tuesday, 18th Sep 2012 09:26
Media sources are today reporting that Saints could be about to sign former Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon.
After shipping 14 goals in only 4 games Nigel Adkins clearly needs to do something about the defensive frailties that have become very clear in the opening month of the season, with reserve keeper Paulo Gazzaniga only having half a season's experience in League 2 to his name, it would be a brave man who would throw him in ahead of Kelvin Davis.
It would be harsh to drop Davis who has given good service to Saints over the past 6 years, however he is being exposed in the premier and a couple of penalty saves gloss over that his form hasnt been good.
Craig Gordon who became a free agent in the summer now seems to be on Saints radar, being a free agent and the fact that Saints only named 23 out of the permitted 25 man squad leaves the door open for the Scottish keeper to join Saints.
Gordon cost Sunderland £9 million when he joined them from Hearts in 2007, his time on Wearside has been mixed and a combination of injuries and poor form means that he only played 88 league games in that five season spell, last season saw him play just once as he fell out of favour.
At 6ft 4 he would have a prescence in the Saints defence that could inspire the confidence that sadly Kelvin with his lack of comand of his area has never had, at 29 he should be about to hit his prime in his career, it hasnt quite taken off yet, but then again the game is littered with goalkeepers who have never really blossomed till their late 20's, Brad Friedel for example went to Liverpool and spent three seasons there playing 25 league games before leaving on a free for lackburn aged 29, look at how he has played since.
Football is a harsh game, Kelvin Davis has given us good service, but the fact is we need to make tough decisions and this could be one of them.
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