Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has backed himself to be the club’s number one goalkeeper.
He recently replaced Craig Gordon as the Hoops’ shot-stopper following the winter break. Bain has started, and kept clean sheets, in the recent wins over St Mirren and Hamilton.
After spending a lot of time as back up, Bain feels he has earned the right to start for the Hoops.
“I back myself 100%. I just need to keep working away and keep doing what I have been doing,” Bain told the Evening Times.
Bain has not put a foot wrong for Celtic since joining the club from Dundee on loan last January.
He impressed so much that his move was made permanent in May.
This season Bain has played in Celtic’s domestic cup matches, winning the Betfred Cup against Aberdeen.
But after Gordon’s poor performance in the defeat at Rangers in December, Bain now has the chance to make the goalkeeping position his own.
Judging by his comments, he is naturally a player that doesn’t lack confidence in his abilities, which is a good trait for a player to have.
That is understandable when you consider that he made his Celtic debut in a 3-2 win over Rangers last season.
If a player can deal with that sort of pressure in his debut, it speaks volumes for him.
With Celtic having plenty of fixtures in the weeks ahead, the goalkeeping situation is certainly one to watch.