‘Top goalkeeper’ Scott Bain can be Celtic No.1 says Scott Brown

SCOTT BROWN has thrown his weight behind Scott Bain being the Celtic No.1 goalkeeper with the 28-year-old the only senior goalie at the club. Fraser Forster has stalled on a Celtic return thus far meaning Bain could be set to start in between the sticks when the Premiership kicks off against Hamilton Accies at the beginning of August.

As reported by the Scottish Sun, Brown believes that the ex-Dundee man has the capabilities to step up and replace Fraser Forster as the club’s No.1. Bain will likely challenge anyone that comes into the club for the gloves but Brown reckons he’s up to that task.

“We’d trust Bainy to do the business, definitely. He came in and was brilliant for us when he arrived. He was chucked in at the deep end at Ibrox.

“Dorus de Vries got injured the day before and Bainy went straight in and he saved us that day, to be honest.

“He kicked on from there and he was fantastic for us in that run-in — as he has been whenever he’s been asked to play.

“Bainy never lets anyone down and I’m sure he’ll step up if he plays this week, the next or whenever.

“It’s not like he lost his place. He injured his finger — you know what goalies are like with their fingers — and that was why he wasn’t in the team.

“That’s how it is with keepers, only one can play. But he’s always worked hard in training and been ready whenever the call has come.

“He’s a top goalkeeper, he is very composed with the ball at his feet and he’s a shot stopper.

“Bainy’s a good one to have, and if he starts the season then I’m sure the lads would be delighted with that.

“I’m sure he will be pushing himself regardless of whether someone else comes in or not to try to focus on getting that No 1 jersey.”

Supporters will likely be disappointed if the season begins and Bain is the goalkeeper. That is nothing against Bain, he is a worthy understudy but with such an important season coming up, Celtic need to make sure that the best possible option is in goals. The club need to spend money to do this.

Bain was impressive when he made his Celtic debut in a 3-2 win at Ibrox in March 2018. At the beginning of 2019, Bain became the club’s No.1 in place of Craig Gordon and continued in the role as Celtic sealed the Treble Treble. Neil Lennon opted to bring back Forster but with no deal on the horizon, Bain may find himself as first pick as the season begins.

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