BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
ZIGGY GORDON has immediately targeted a historic title triumph after completing his sensational switch to Polish side Jagiellonia Bialystok.
Gordon, 23, joined the Ekstraklasa leaders yesterday, having agreed to mutually terminate his contract with Partick Thistle after just six months at the club. He made just 19 appearances for the Firhill outfit.
The former Scotland under-19 internationalist boasts a promotion to the Premiership with Hamilton on his CV – a highlight of more than 150 outings for the Lanarkshire outfit – but insists the opportunity to be part of a title tilt with Jagiellonia was too good to turn down.
Jagiellonia have never won the top-flight before, and Gordon told jagiellonia.pl: “I am ambitious, I want to develop and improve by playing in Poland.
“I believe Jagiellonia is the perfect place for that.
“I just can’t wait for the first match – I already know that our first match after the winter break is against Lechia Gdanks, who are in second place – and it will be a fantastic occasion.
“I spent several hours in the stadium on Thursday and have watched footage of the supporters, so I know that will be an amazing spectacle – especially as we fight for the Polish title. It would be incredible to win the league and I will do everything to make that happen.
“I’m really excited to be in Poland. My mother and grandmother both come from Poland, and when the offer from Bialystok came in I didn’t need to think about it for long.”
Gordon follows in the footsteps of Douglas, who became an Ekstraklasa champion with Lech Poznan in 2015, proving a springboard for a lucrative switch to Konyaspor last summer.
Douglas was recently named in the Turkish top-flight’s Best XI for the first half of the campaign.
Gordon added: “Barry Douglas is a good advert for Polish football! I know he did really well over here and became a real fans favourite. Winning the league and earning a good move to the Turkish league shows how he progressed.
“Hopefully I can do just as well and, come June, we will all have a reason to celebrate.”