Frank McAvennie has claimed the Celtic players would not want Scott Bain as their number one goalkeeper next season despite Scott Brown’s comments.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the Centenary team member insisted he would only be confident in Bain, 28, going for 10-in-a-row as the club’s number two.
The Hoops have failed to replace Fraser Forster who has so far rejected a return to Parkhead despite a highly successful loan spell last season.
Bain played against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday and was at fault for the third goal in a 4-0 loss at the Parc des Princes.
Club captain Scott Brown claimed the squad would be happy with Bain as their number one this season but McAvennie is unconvinced.
“I like Scott Bain as a keeper but not for the whole season,” he told Football Insider.
“He would not be my pick to go for the 10. I would be confident with him being the club’s number two.
“He is liable to throw in a couple but he is definitely a good keeper. Lennon wants somebody that is commanding, coming out of his box to collect the ball.
“I heard Scott Brown sticking up for him and saying he would be happy with Scott Bain as number one. No you would not.
“Fraser came in and lifted the whole team. You need a big presence there. Defenders will make mistakes and you need somebody there you can rely on in the big moments.
“Bain’s my number two but not my number one.”
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