For me, Craig Gordon remains a top goalkeeper – and he would remain my first choice at Celtic.

I’d go so far to say that he is one of the best goalkeepers that Celtic have ever had.

I really think that highly of him.

I know that there are those who disagree with me, but for me is an outstanding goalkeeper.

But that is not to say that he is immune for making mistakes.

I thought he was culpable last Saturday for the goal conceded against St Johnstone.

When Craig was first at Celtic under Rodgers I thought he played at times as though there was a pressure on him to prove that he was good with the ball at his feet.

Actually, I think he is good with the ball at his feet and I always felt that aspect of his game was entirely overplayed.

That is what I think happened with the goal that he lost at the weekend.

I am fully sympathetic to the idea that you don’t just lump the ball up the park and then hope it comes good – and there was a sense of that at times on Saturday – but equally, there are times when the occasion and circumstances dictate that you change your philosophy, albeit briefly.

Celtic have always had a way of playing that I think you can see continue now under Rodgers, but that is not to say that during a game you can’t alter your mindset. You can do that without compromising the overall philosophy of the team and the way you play football.

But George Connelly could ping a 60-yard pass that would fall on the toe of someone and very quickly you could get re-inforcements up into that area of the pitch.

There is a definite mindset of playing a certain way and that is to be applauded but at the same time you can deviate it from it when circumstances call for it.

Certainly, against St Johnstone, Gordon would have been far better off going for the direct pass rather than doing what he did but I am sure it is one where lessons have been taken on board.