Scott Bain has already shown that he can be relied upon this season

By John Reid

July 12, 2019

Scott Bain was one of Celtic’s most under-rated players last season. It perhaps went under the radar that the goalkeeper kept 22 clean sheets in 31 games last season, conceding only 11 goals in the process.

In just a short time as a Celtic first choice goalkeeper, Bain has proved to be a very reliable player for the Hoops. That has continued after only one game of the new season.

Pulled off vital save

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Bain pulled off a vital save in the Champions League qualifier against Sarajevo. With the game still scoreless, Anel Hebibovic broke free to find himself one on one with the Hoops goalkeeper.

Stood up to the task

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As you expect of him, Bain stood up to the task and pulled off a fine block to deny the player. With Sarajevo scoring not long after that, Celtic going 2-0 down early on would have left the team with a mountain to climb.

Thankfully that didn’t happen and the Hoops ran out comfortable 3-1 winners.

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Bain already looks to be in the form which led him to keep 22 clean sheets last season. That truly is a remarkable statistic, and is one that deserves plenty of praise.

Neil Lennon might well decide to give Bain a break and not play him in Saturday’s friendly against Rennes. However, there is no doubt that Bain will be back in goals for the second leg against Sarajevo next week.