Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has wowed Celtic fans since finally getting a chance to impress following his loan move from Dundee – but there is absolutely no chance the shotstopper will be a Rangers player next season.
Bain is almost certain to leave parent club Dundee when his contract ends in the summer after being frozen out by manager Neil McCann.
The Scotland squad keeper has been mooted as a possible replacement for Wes Foderingham but after completing a loan move to the Gers’ bitter rivals it practically killed off his chances of a move in the near future.
The on-loan Dundee keeper could end up penning a permanent deal to join the Hoops or return to Hibs, who he spent a few days on loan with before joining Celtic, but there is very little chance he will be unveiled at Ibrox any time soon.
Players are more likely to have spells at both halves of the Old Firm nowadays but the proximity of his time at Celtic simply makes it almost impossible for him to effectively move from one to the other.
Perhaps in a few years time he could move to Ibrox but the chances of him swapping one side of the city for the other over the space of a few weeks are virtually non-existent.
It could also put the player in a slightly tricky situation with fans and colleagues alike if he was to arrive at Ibrox clutching a newly-minted pair of Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup winners’ medals – won at the Gers’ expense.
Bain might find himself at Ibrox one day, but it wont be for a few years.