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5th Jun, 2018 | 10:14am

'New attitude' - Celtic standout performer prepares for colossal first-team battle

Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has revealed that he has a new belief and mentality in his game after moving to Celtic.

The 26-year-old joined the Hoops initially on-loan from Dundee in January, in a move that was later made into a permanent deal after some stand-out performances for the Bhoys.

He is now set for a huge battle with Craig Gordon for the number one goalkeeping position, and Bain has disclosed that working with Brendan Rodgers is good preparation for what lies ahead next season.

“I think I just have to keep going,’” he said, as said, as quoted by the Scotsman.

“I have got a new attitude since I went to Celtic. I have a new mentality which has obviously been instilled by the manager and the players I am playing with. It is a case of just getting better every day.”

Bain capped off a good year for himself by recently making his Scotland debut in the 1-0 loss to Mexico.

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Football Insider verdict

Scott Bain probably has had to pinch himself after the season he has had. His career looked to be in the doldrums after falling out with Dundee boss Neil McCann, but since then he has won a league title, got a permanent deal with the Hoops and made his Scotland debut. Of course, the big test now is trying to displace Craig Gordon as the Hoops number one goalkeeper. This won’t be easy for Bain, as Gordon is a long-time favourite of Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers. But if he keeps up the attitude that he has developed since joining the Hoops in January then he will no doubt get the chance to make a run at some first-team appearances. The Hoops haven’t had two good goalkeepers for a long time, fans should be delighted that they now have two excellent candidates battling it out for the privileged of becoming the number one man at Celtic Park.

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