Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain must pull out all the stops to continue to be Scotland’s first choice.
The stopper has just had his breakout season at club level and breaking into the national team.
Currently, Bain is trying to fend of ex-Celt David Marshall but someone else has his eyes on the prize. New QPR signing Liam Kelly is expressing his desire to be the nation’s number one.
Scott Bain fighting for Scotland spot
The tartan army are in a good position to have so many top keepers fighting for a spot.
Between that and left-back, manager Steve Clarke has his work sorted trying to sort those positions out.
Nevertheless, Kelly isn’t happy with the current set-up as he sees himself in there.
He told the Scottish Sun: “I won’t rest on my laurels after this move. I want to push on again and see how high I can get for club and country.
“I want to be Scotland’s number one, but I know how hard it will be after seeing first-hand how good the other keepers in the last few squads were.”
Kelly touched on how hard it will be for him to break into the squad and mentioned Bain.
However, the Celtic keeper will thinking the same thing as the position is wide open.
Craig Gordon future a question mark
It’s unknown what will happen to current second choice Craig Gordon at club and national level.
The veteran stopper has been injured for the last few months.
He didn’t join up yesterday with The Bhoys going back to training as he is in Malawi.
It could be that Neil Lennon will be in the market looking for a new second choice goalkeeper. Alternatively, he could promote one of the many potential youth keepers to the spot.
However, one thing is for sure – Gordon’s days as a Scotland keeper look to be over.