Craig Gordon, who was signed by Roy Keane for Sunderland, for £9 million, is playing for Scottish First Division side Dumbarton FC against Livingston hoping to secure a contract. The former Scottish international is still the most expensive British 'keeper but has been without a club since his release by Sunderland last summer.
Craig Gordon will play as a trialist for Dumbarton against Livingston this afternoon. Presumably Ian Murray hasn't paid £9 million for him.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) February 9, 2013
Interesting Dumbarton team news to be confirmed.. Craig Gordon to play in goal for them this afternoon #livilive
— Livingston FC (@LiviFCOfficial) February 9, 2013
Dumbarton's stadium capacity of 2,000 is a far cry from the English Premier League.
Clearly injuries have played a part in Gordon's fall from grace but even at the time may questioned Roy Keane's judgement in spending that much on the (then) Hearts goalkeeper. Keane's managerial career took a similar nose dive but he's re-invented himself as ITV's main football pundit. Hopefully Gordon gets himself back on track too.