Scott Bain on the belief that was shown in him prior to Celtic breakthrough

By Hamish Carton

June 7, 2019

Scott Bain has been opening up on his big breakthrough year in professional football. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a stellar campaign that has seen him become number one for both his club and country.

It seems remarkable that the shot-stopper was plying his trade for lowly Dundee less than two years ago. Bain was always seen as being one of the main men at Dens Park and recently revealed he had received some words of inspiration from a former Rangers man.

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Bain told the BBC that former Dee man Kevin Thomson had given him confidence in his younger years. He also said that he fired a text back to the retired midfielder after making his big breakthrough at Celtic Park.

“When I first went to Dundee, I used to travel with Kevin Thomson and Kevin had a lot of belief in me”, he said.

“He used to say, ‘you’re good enough to play at the top; you just need a bit of luck’. I texted him a couple of weeks back saying, ‘what about that for luck?'”

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He’s earned it

Bain is right. He has had a fair bit of luck on his route to where he is now. Celtic’s shortage of goalkeepers meant that he was signed on loan last year. He made his debut, and impressed, at the most hostile of venues: Ibrox.

Allan McGregor’s retirement from international football earlier this year also gave Bain the chance to become Scotland number one. But when he’s been given an opportunity he’s grasped it with both gloves.

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The keeper has been pretty faultless since taking Craig Gordon’s jersey in January. He lost just 11 goals in 31 matches for Celtic this season and kept 22 clean sheets including 12 in a row at one stage.

The keeper has made the number one jersey his own and will rightly continue as our main man next season.