Has Celtic keeper Scott Bain picked up an injury?

By Connor Gordon

March 10, 2020

Celtic keeper Scott Bain might have picked up another injury, going on the recent squad selection.

The Scotland international has been on the bench for the majority of matches bar the last two.

His colleague Craig Gordon has been deputising against St Mirren and Livingston.

Does this mean Bain is out with a secret injury or has Gordon played his way to being second choice?

Celtic keeper Scott Bain out with injury?

The former Dundee man was the Celts’ first choice stopper last season – winning the treble.

Scott Bain has been a successful purchase for Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bain was the surprise package brought in and was stellar throughout the campaign.

However, the chance to re-sign Fraser Forster from Southampton appeared to be too tempting for Neil Lennon.

Forster became first choice with Bain joining Gordon down the pecking list at Parkhead.

Bain has picked up a couple of niggling injuries in his Celtic tenure, but has he picked up another?

Scott Bain in conversation with coach Stevie Woods. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 28-year-old has been in the Celtic squad in the last nine matches – starting one against Clyde in the cup.

However, in the last two, it’s been the veteran Gordon that has been deputising Forster.

Bain’s omission from the squad will obviously go more unnoticed with Forster’s prominence as starter.

It won’t be highlighted as much, but in football anything could happen and sub keepers need called upon.

Is Craig Gordon making a late push for second spot? (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

There could also be another reason, such as Gordon performing stronger for coach Stevie Woods behind the scenes.

Gordon’s future Hoops career appears to be over, but the 37-year-old may be trying to catch Woods and Lennon’s eye.

Whatever the reason is for Bain’s exclusion, the fans should be updated by the coaching staff.

Everyone will know a bit more if Bain is left out for the massive Glasgow Derby at the weekend.