Craig Gordon is getting close to full fitness, and could be back for our Scottish Cup semi-final clash.
Our no.1 has been sidelined with a knee injury he picked up against Hibs back in January, and the initial prognosis was 12 weeks out.
However, it seems the 35 year old could be back a couple of weeks earlier than scheduled with the derby on 15th April being pencilled in as a possible return date.
Considering the performances of Scott Bain in recent games, some fans on Twitter believe we should keep faith with the 26 year old on loan from Dundee.
? Graham (@Cally_1967) 20 March 2018
Not sure he deserves to be dropped https://t.co/gkmUhTyffI
? Celtic SupportersFTT (@CSFTT) 20 March 2018
Scott Bain should continue in goal for Celtic until the end of the season with Craig Gordon coming back from injury
? John Burns (@jonbz) 20 March 2018
Hearing Craig Gordon not far away from a return. IMHO I`d still pick Scott Bain, he`s been a revelation since he came in .. any thoughts
? Bear (@burns_bear13) 20 March 2018
They should be. A motivated Bain is a marvellous choice to play second fiddle and learn from Craig Gordon. In addition, he can perform in the way that Brendan Rodgers wants his side to play. https://t.co/lBhTMs0hcF
? Michael Wood (@MichaelWood_SJ) 17 March 2018
Fair point about being number one. I said a while back we should sign Bain as Craig Gordon`s ‘understudy`, to eventually take the number one jersey. Who knows – Rodgers may prefer Bain anyway. His distribution is good.
? Lainey__D (@Lainey__D) 15 March 2018
Personally I’d like us to wish DDV all the best in the Summer and let him go. Would rather have Bain as the backup choice to Craig Gordon.
? Phil McGinlay (@philbertosilva) 14 March 2018
Why do we need a boost Bain has done ok so far. Let him stay in goals. Gordon doesn`t need to come back.
— SJG (@SJG26606290) 20 March 2018
Bain looks more assured than Gordon. Better with ball at feet too.
? chappers (@ChapmanP12) 19 March 2018
Ah i see lol. What do you make of Bain? I think De Vries and Gordon might be lucky to get back in the team. He seems great from 1 and a half games
? Lee Denny (@Lee_Denny2000) 18 March 2018
Gordon will struggle to get bck into the team if Bain keeps these performances up
? Carrie (@caz2212) 18 March 2018
It`s a hard one to call. I would like to see how Scott does in upcoming fixtures before making a firm judgement on who to pick for the Cup tie. The experience of Gordon could be crucial, but he will be coming off a long injury layoff, and that could tip things in the favour of our no.29.