Scott Bain is racking up some seriously impressive Celtic form

By David Walton

December 23, 2018

When Celtic signed Scott Bain back in January 2018, many raised eyebrows.

He managed to work his way out of the Dundee side before failing to break through as Hibernian’s number one. Therefore, why was he given a shot to try his luck at the champions who were going for seven-in-a-row?

Yet, after yesterday’s 3-0 win over Dundee at Celtic Park, everyone was once again proven as to why.

Scott Bain has been a highly-reliable figure for Celtic (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bain kept yet another clean sheet. Did he have much to do? Not really, but he once again looked like the most composed player on the park and remained a reliable figure once more.

His start in place of number one Craig Gordon was a surprise when the lineups were announced. It seemed a pretty needless change from Brendan Rodgers, but it was good to see Bain in action regardless.

More trust is being put in Bain

If the Celtic manager is trying to give the Scotsman more game-time this season, then nobody can argue when you look at his stats.

Due to the broken-up nature of how often Bain plays, it may have gone unnoticed that he now has five clean sheets in-a-row at Celtic. The only goal he’s conceded this season has been in the Betfred Cup against Partick Thistle. That game, however, was just his first outing of the campaign.

Bain has five clean sheets in-a-row at Celtic (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His clean sheet run follows on from last season’s lukewarm form of three clean sheets in seven games. Outside of his very first match against Rangers at Ibrox, however, Bain hasn’t ever conceded more than one goal in a match.

His stats are beginning to read extremely well, and he deserves immense credit for them. Rodgers saw something in the former Dundee and Hibs man that many Hoops fans didn’t. Now, however, we’re starting to see what he’s all about.

He’s unlikely to ever be the number one at Cetic. That appears to be something he’s relatively content with. Bain, however, can be safe in the knowledge that he’s doing a fine job at Parkhead, and he only needs to look at the stats for confirmation.