Celtic’s Scott Bain is not currently the number one goalkeeper at the club. However, that didn’t stop him from signing a new long-term contract with the Hoops this week.
He has admitted though, with refreshing honesty for a footballer, that he might have to wait a while before he makes his return to the Hoops first-team.
“No real issue”
“I just need to be patient. It’s a fantastic place to come to work every day so there’s no real issue” he said, as quoted by the Celtic Twitter account.
Bain has not played for the Hoops since the 4-3 loss to Cluj in the Champions League qualifiers in August. He didn’t have the best of games that day, but that is not the reason he has been out of action. He suffered a thumb injury not long after that.
Since then Fraser Forster has returned to the club and become the number one goalkeeper. Bain seems to have no issue with that though. Forster has been in great form since returning to the Hoops, and deserves to keep his spot in the team.
He will be used to being patient
Bain will be used to being patient though. In his first season with the Hoops, he only played due to an injury suffered by then number one Craig Gordon. Last season, he only played in Betfred Cup fixtures until January. That was until he replaced Gordon as first choice until the end of the season.
Now the situation has once more changed. However, the fact that Bain has signed a long-term deal with the Hoops can only help his chances of once more becoming Celtic’s number one goalkeeper. As he says though, he might have to wait for that opportunity.