Celtic defender Jack Hendry has no doubts that Scott Bain will be handle the occasion if the Hoops number two goalkeeper starts the Scottish Cup Final v Motherwell.
With doubts over Craig Gordon’s availability due to his knee problem Bain may well be handed the start by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers, and Hendry, who will miss the game as he’s cup-tied has no doubts that the 26-year-old would be able to handle the big occasion.
“Obviously I was at Dundee with Scott so I know his capabilities and I have got full confidence if I am playing alongside him” Hendry said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I am sure if he is called upon he will do a good job. He is very concentrated on what he has got to do. He is a good pro and if he is asked to play he’ll do well.”
Bain has been impressive for the Hoops since making his debut in a 3-2 win over Rangers in March and recently made his loan move from Dundee a permanent one.
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Rodgers will be delighted that after problems in the goalkeeping department he now has two high quality goalkeepers that he can count on. Regarding the cup final, if Gordon is fit then the Hoops boss is likely to select him, as he has been his number one goalkeeper for most of his time at the Hoops. Even though Bain has done very well for the Bhoys and has more than earned his permanent deal, Rodgers has more faith in Gordon, which showed when he restored him to the first-team when he returned from his previous injury. It could be a different story next season, when both players will have had a full pre-season and will be battling to be the Hoops number one, but for the showpiece finale to the Scottish season it seems likely that the Hoops boss will go for Gordon as the Hoops aim to win the domestic treble for the second season in a row.
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