Celtic are expected to table a second bid for Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson after having an initila £200k offer for the 29-year-old rejected by the Fir Park club.

Weekend scans revealed that Hoops keeper Craig Gordon is facing at least a 12-week lay-off after a clash with Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose, prompting Celtic to look for a replacement prior to the closure of tomorrow night’s transfer window.

It is believed that an initial bid was knocked back by Motherwell for the Northern Ireland player on Monday evening, but Celtic are expected to return with a further offer in order to get the stopper in a back up to Dorus de Vries. However, with roughly 48 hours remaining of the window, Motherwell may stand firm given that they will have little time to source a replacement.

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The player himself, though, made the move to Motherwell in order to get into the Northern Ireland squad, which any prespective switch to Celtic would help with.

Rodgers worked with his fellow Northern Irishman when he was starting his career between the sticks and praised the 29 year old for his performances when the sides met three times in a week last November and December.

"You have to give massive credit to their goalkeeper," said Rodgers after the teams met in November. "I knew Trevor as a young guy and he was outstanding. Then I lost track of him."

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Carson who only joined Motherwell in the summer from Hartlepool started his career at Sunderland in 2006 and he had loan spells at Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Brentford, Bury and Hull City before joining Bury on a permanent basis in 2012.

After a temporary period at Portsmouth Carson moved onto Cheltenham before heading to Hartlepool in 2015.

Celtic are expected to return to the Fir Park club with another offer.