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Celtic must wrap up 26-year-old deal even if he is not first choice in his position

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops board must retain Scott Bain and turn his loan deal into a permanent one, even if he may well have lost his place in the Hoops first team to Craig Gordon.

Bain, who had been deputising for Gordon following the latter’s knee injury, lost his place in the Hoops line-up as he was ineligible to play against Dundee, his parent club.

Gordon took the 26-year-old’s place, did well on the night, and may well find himself as the Hoops number one goalkeeper for the rest of the season.

Despite this, the Hoops must keep Bain at the club, as it has been far too long since they have had two excellent goalkeepers at the club at once.

In recent years there has one been one good goalkeeper at the club – Artur Boruc, Fraser Forster, to name but two – and the back-up goalkeepers have generally been poor.

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It is different now though, and Bain is more than capable of challenging Gordon, and the good news is that Brendan Rodgers, as reported by the Daily Record, wants the player to sign a long-term deal with the Hoops.

Of course, the player himself might well decide to leave the Hoops and have a got at being a first-choice goalkeeper elsewhere, but it would be a very smart piece of business if the Hoops could persuade him to stay.

In other Celtic news, fans were unhappy with one player’s display v Dundee

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