Celtic boss provides much needed clarity on Scott Bain situation
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has provided a much-needed update on the injury situation surrounding Hoops goalkeeper Scott Bain.
Conflicting reports claimed that he could miss either two months or one game with an injury. Lennon has now cleared up the issue.
Lennon has revealed – as reported by Superscoreboard on Twitter – that the player has dislocated his thumb but should be back in training as soon as next week.
No rush in hunt for new goalkeeper
He also disclosed that the club will wait to see the extent of the injury before considering signing another goalkeeper.
Neil Lennon says Scott Bain has dislocated his thumb and needs a splint fitted – but he should be back training next week.
He says they’ll wait to see the extent of the damage before talk of any replacement, but insists it wasn’t a position he was looking to strengthen before. pic.twitter.com/A3IQBCe8E6
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It seems certain that Craig Gordon will return to the first-team for the first time this year when the Hoops take on Dunfermline on Saturday.
You would have to imagine that there is a good chance that Gordon will also face AIK in the Europa League on Thursday.
A big test for veteran stopper
That will be a test for the veteran goalkeeper. He didn’t exactly cover himself in glory in that competition last season.
As for any potential new goalkeepers coming in, it is hard to argue with Lennon’s thoughts on that scenario. The Hoops do not need to buy another goalkeeper unless Bain’s injury is a serious one.
Conor Hazard can serve as the number two goalkeeper whilst Gordon is in goals. It might not have been the best week for Celtic overall, but fans will appreciate the clarity Lennon has given on the situation.