January signing will probably never even play for Celtic, even though he must - view
It would be surprising if Celtic’s loan signing in January Scott Bain ever plays for the Hoops before he returns to Dundee at the end of the season – even though Brendan Rodgers must utilise him as soon as possible.
If he was ever going to be named in the side it would have been in the match against Aberdeen on Sunday, as Dorus de Vries was under massive pressure following his poor performance against Zenit.
But de Vries pulled off two decent saves, and as he is a favourite of Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers – who has signed him for two clubs – it seems inevitable that the Dutchman will remain between the posts until Craig Gordon returns from injury.
Even though Bain was highly-rated at Dundee until his falling-out with manager Neil McCann, he would never have signed for the Hoops if Gordon hadn’t suffered his knee injury.
And as de Vries has also signed an extension to his contract with the Bhoys, there is no chance of him leaving the club anytime soon, despite some heavy criticism from supporters and the likes of Chris Sutton, who recently declared on Football on BT Sports’ Twitter account that his performances for the Hoops have been “desperately poor”.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 27, 2018
Despite the criticism de Vries won’t be losing his place in the first-team anytime soon, and Bain will have to kick his heels on the bench, and unless something dramatic happens this is where he will stay during his time with the Bhoys.
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