Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has been named in the Scotland squad to face Kazakhstan and San Marino. With Allan McGregor retiring from international football, Bain looks to have a great chance of starting both games for Scotland. That would cap off a sensational year for the Hoops goalkeeper.

The last year of Bain’s career is like a ‘Roy of the Rovers’ story. His career seemed to be going nowhere until he joined Celtic on loan last January.

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Debut in pivotal win

He then made his debut in a pivotal 3-2 win over Rangers last March. So good was his man of the match performance in that game he earned a permanent deal with the club.

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This season he won his first honour in football – the Betfred Cup – and since January has replaced Craig Gordon as Hoops number one goalkeeper.

Lennon has faith in player

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This hasn’t changed under interim boss Neil Lennon, who has kept him as goalkeeper since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

 

It seems certain that barring injury, Bain will be Celtic’s goalkeeper for the rest of the season. That is testament to how well he has done since coming into the side.

If he is also named as Scotland’s goalkeeper, then it will be another feather in the cap of a player who has turned his career around in the space of a year.

 

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