Gordon feels he can become a more dominant goalkeeper without developing the "nasty streak" that Roy Keane wants from him.
"I'm not sure you can model your game on someone else because we're different people and quite different characters. (Peter) Schmeichel was a great keeper but I have a different way of influencing a game," he said. "I'm maybe more calm and I get on with my own job. So you'll not be seeing me screaming at people or anything like that.
Of course I want to get to that next level so I'm always working on my game with (goalkeeper coach) Raymond van der Gouw and the coaching staff, improving little things because I know I can get better.