Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain superbly blocks out predictable Ibrox title noise

By John McGinley

July 15, 2020

Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain insists he and his teammates won’t be listening to pre-season title noise coming from outside the club, The Scottish Sun reports.

Rangers striker Jermain Defoe made headlines earlier this week (Daily Record) after talking up the quality of the players at Rangers and suggesting he believes they can go all the way in the Scottish Premiership and Europe.

However, Bain isn’t interested in predictions or talking up title chances, preferring to simply focus on each game as it comes.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “The players have shown they are more than capable of handling any pressure that gets put on them. As a squad we don’t read into what anyone else is saying.

“We just know that if we do the job we set out to do, and do it to our full ability, then we can come away with three points.

“It might sound like a cliche but it’s a marathon, not a sprint. We always focus fully on one game at a time. If we can play the way we’re capable of, we can ignore the outside noise.”

The mentality of this Celtic team has been quite extraordinary for close to a decade and in recent seasons has only improved.

If any squad is equipped to deal with the inevitable hype on its way regarding the ‘title race’ it’s this one.

Make no mistake, this is the biggest season in a generation and perhaps of my entire lifetime.

Neil Lennon will have Celtic focused this season / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, led by Scott Brown and Neil Lennon, there’s no way that Bain and company are going to allow themselves to get carried away.

Every year we seem to go through a process of Ibrox confidence.

Will it die away as abruptly as it has over the past four years?

In other news, Celtic fans are absolutely loving a training picture of Scott Brown’s new battle-ready haircut.