Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that Hoops first choice goalkeeper Scott Bain is set to miss at least a month of action.
The Hoops manager revealed to the BBC that the player will be out of action for around ‘four to six weeks’ with a dislocated thumb and that the player is set to miss international duty next month.
The severity of Bain’s injury could well be one of the reasons Celtic moved to bring Fraser Forster back to the club.
Former hero has returned to club
Forster has just returned to Celtic on a season long loan deal.
It is hard not to feel sorry for Bain. He has worked hard since taking over from Craig Gordon as the Hoops’ first choice goalkeeper in January.
He was a key part of the side which won the ‘treble treble’ last season. Bain kept a remarkable 22 clean sheets for the Hoops in 31 games last season, conceding only 11 goals in that time.
Now he could have a difficult time finding his way back into the Hoops first-team.
Real competition in goalkeeping ranks
There is real competition in the Celtic goalkeeping ranks now. There are three players, who all have international experience, set to battle it out over one place in the side.
At the moment, Craig Gordon is number one. However, it would be no shock to see Fraser Forster quickly named first choice.
Then what will the situation be when Bain returns from injury? It is certainly an intriguing dilemma that Neil Lennon have to find a solution to.