Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has revealed the reason he signed for the Hoops in January.
The 26-year-old shotstopper disclosed that the reason behind the move was a ‘personality clash’ with a certain individual at his former club Dundee, believed to be manager Neil McCann.
Bain lost his place at Dens Park last season, before moving to the Hoops initially loan in January as cover after Craig Gordon suffered a knee injury.
“The end wasn’t the best of times but I wasn’t miserable” he said, as quoted by the Evening Telegraph.
“But because of a personality clash with one man, I wasn’t getting to play football. That was the issue.
“That had to change but it wasn’t like I was desperate to get out the door.”
Bain’s performances for the Hoops have been excellent, as he was recently awarded with a four-year deal by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.
Football Insider verdict
It’s fair to say that Celtic supporters aren’t the biggest fans of Dundee manager Neil McCann, who played with distinction for Rangers for many years – he also scored against the Hoops on more than one occasion. But they will be delighted that his dispute with Scott Bain paved the way for the goalkeeper to move to the Scottish Champions. Of course, there was no guarantee that Bain would get any game time for the Hoops when he made the move. But the gamble has paid off, as he not only managed to force his way into the team, beginning with a 3-2 win over Rangers but also for Scotland, recently making his debut against Mexico. Football is indeed a ‘funny old game’, and the last six months has certainly proven that to be the case for Bain, who has gone from football limbo to the national team – and it looks like it might be all thanks to McCann.
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