Hamilton Accies, Ziggy Gordon

Gordon flattered by speculation

By Craig Turnbull

Ziggy Gordon is flattered by clubs’ interest in him but says he’s only focused on doing his best with Hamilton Accies.

Gordon has six months left on his contract at Accies and has reportedly been attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs, including Nottingham Forrest.

The 22-year-old admits it’s nice to hear he’s in demand but is concentrating on doing well for Martin Canning’s men.

“I’m playing every game like it’s my last as I’ve always done so nothing changes for me,” he said.

“I just hope we win as many games as possible and play as well as I can in every game.

“It’s flattering, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about it but you need to be strong and just forget about it. I’m happy with the situation I’m in.

“I want to play at the highest level like every boy does when they first kick a ball in school. That’s never changed. I’ll always strive to play the pinnacle at football.”

Another player who has been grabbing the headlines is Ali Crawford and Gordon is in no doubt that a successful future lies in store for him.

“He’s a very good player, technically he’s one of the best I’ve ever played with.

“He’s added goals to his game, which is great to see because it benefits everyone. He’s a terrific little player. Whatever happens with his future, I’ve got no doubt he will be a success.”

Accies travel to Celtic Park hoping to emulate their achievement over a year ago when they won 1-0. That’s if the game goes ahead which has took Gordon by surprise.

“I’m flabbergasted. I can’t believe there’s a pitch inspection at Celtic Park. It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of that. Hopefully the game goes ahead.

“We go there with total belief. We all know at Celtic Park you need a lot of luck, you need eight or nine players at the top of their game. You also need your goalkeeper to play well and take your opportunities it’s that simple.”

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