Scott Bain thanks back four for Celtic League Cup victory

By Connor Gordon

December 4, 2018

Scott Bain has thanked his back four for winning the biggest game of his career.

The stand-in keeper has been playing every cup game this season and got the nod in the final.

The stopper didn’t have much to do but was still a key player in the run to victory.

Celts cope with back four change

The back four was really a back five as Dedryck Boyata was replaced by Jozo Simunovic due to injury.

Bain picks out Simunovic in his thanks for biggest victory. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bain hailed the Croatian who had to fill in despite limited game time.

The number two told the club’s official website: “I think the back four were excellent too, including Jozo when he came on. It’s not easy coming into a game of that stature at that time, and I think he played excellently.”

The Celtic back four is usually thought of as a weak point in the team and hasn’t been settled until now.

It goes to show that some stability and consistency with good players is what Celtic needs.

Benkovic gives Celtic stability at the back and was one of the back four thanked by Bain. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Simunovic coming in after Boyata’s injury showed how stable Filip Benkovic is beside him.

Bain hails big game bow

The 27-year old keeper dubbed the League Cup final as the greatest win of his career.

Having played with Dundee, Aberdeen and other lower league clubs, Bain hasn’t had the chance to play in such an occasion.

Scott Bain’s time with Dundee didn’t present a big cup final. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The Scotland international said: “That was definitely the biggest game that I’ve played in.

“It’s great to be a part of a team like Celtic, and, considering what it takes to play in cup finals, to play on the big stage, and win trophies, I’m obviously thankful to the manager for sticking with me and showing faith in me.”

This type of game will be the first of many that Bain will experience in a Celtic jersey. Hyping his back four only showed the class of the keeper as it is a team game.

This victory only helps him in his contest for the number one jersey with Craig Gordon.