Brendan Rodgers has made some big calls during his time as Celtic manager, and arguably the biggest one has come this season. Craig Gordon has been the Hoops’ first choice goalkeeper for years now, but his tenure looks to be at an end.
Scott Bain has emerged as a fantastic option this season, and he’s been regularly called upon by Rodgers in recent weeks – signalling a new era between the sticks at Celtic Park.
SB: “I think it was a little bit of a surprise to stay in after the Airdrie game but I think I’ve shown I’m capable of playing at this club so long may it continue.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 25, 2019
Certainly, most would have expected Gordon to remain between the sticks for a while yet, but there’s no denying that Bain has deserved all of the minutes he’s gotten this term.
And he’s definitely right. Bain has impressed and he’s kept his spot purely on merit. With fantastic shot-stopping and agility, he’s the perfect man for the job.
Managers are made by bold decisions, and Rodgers’ decision to give Bain a regular starting berth could prove to be one of his greatest legacies.