Scott Bain can become Celtic’s first choice keeper whilst Craig Gordon is out injured.
The current Celtic injury crisis has seen several players grasp their chance to become first team players.
Bain could be the next one, having been the player most likely to push through.
Gordon finally has competition
Bain has been the competition Gordon has been needing since the latter joined in 2014.
The former Dundee stopper is doing well and plays in cup competitions.
He made his debut at Ibrox where the goalkeeper was arguably man of the match.
Yet, Gordon hasn’t budged in relinquishing his position in the team.
What Bain has to do
Bain needs to look at other fringe players who are becoming first team regulars.
Ryan Christie was brought in from nowhere and has gone on to win himself a new three year contract.
Callum McGregor has turned into a midfield anchorman in the absence of Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham.
Celtic’s second choice needs to find his own niche and identity in order to make him stand out.
The 26-year-old must home in on that to have a chance.
What he has that Gordon doesn’t
Bain possesses qualities that his teammate counterpart doesn’t.
Gordon’s downside has always been his distribution to the frustration of the fans.
In comparison, Bain excels with the ball at his feet.
Gordon is improving as a footballer since joining but leaves a lot to be desired.
Furthermore, Gordon is growing in bravery and confidence but Bain knocks him out the park in that instance.
He’s never fearful to come out his goal mouth to collect crosses – a massive positive.
Bain has achieved what others couldn’t
The new Scotland international call-up has done something that those before him couldn’t – outdo Gordon.
Former keepers such as Dorus de Vries were bought and tried but ultimately weren’t good enough.
Bain is managing to get some first team football and is getting amongst the international set-up.
Scott can take massive confidence for this that hard work pays off.
He is a good consistent run of games away from showing Brendan Rodgers that his future number one has been staring him in the face the entire time.