Former Scotland star hoping for career in coaching as injuries take their toll.
Craig Gordon fears that persistent injuries could spell an end to his career.
The most expensive British goalkeeper in history has been without a club since Sunderland released him at the end of last season and he is currently coaching at Dumbarton in Scotland.
“It’s very unlikely I will be playing again this season,” he told the club’s website.
“In fact, I’m not sure if I’ll play again, so I’m looking to get into coaching as I want to remain in the game.”
The Scot, who has been capped 40 times by his country, tells of how his surprise move to First Division outfit came about: “I spoke to Ian when we were both together at a TV studio.”
“We agreed last week for me to come in and start things at Livingston and it may become a regular thing. I enjoyed the game and viewing it from a coach’s point of view was fascinating.”
The former Hearts stopper seemed to have an immediate impact as Dumbarton recorded an impressive 3-2 victory away at Livingston and he seemed impressed with The Sons set-up.
Gordon added: “I was impressed with how Ian and Jack go about things behind the scenes, very professional.”
The 30-year-old joined the Black Cats from Hearts for £9m in 2007 and made 88 Premier League appearances for the North East outfit.
Gordon also earned 40 caps for Scotland between 2004 and 2010.