COMMENT
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has completed the signing of Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain on loan until the end of the season, in a move which Rangers really should have tried harder to get on top of.
Hibs announced the signing on their official website on Monday as the January transfer window opened – and the Gers will be kicking themselves for missing out on the proven SPFL performer.
Wes Foderingham, who pulled off a couple of excellent saves in the 0-0 draw with Celtic, was recently linked by the Scottish Sun with a move to Nottingham Forest in January.
A move for Bain would have made sense for Rangers as it would have brought into the club a player who has played a lot of games in recent years, who only lost his place in the Dundee team after a reported disagreement with manger Neil McCann.
He would have been an ideal replacement for Foderingham if he gets injured or indeed leaves the club this month or at the end of the season.
The Gers current number two goalkeeper is Jak Alnwick, who has only played once for first-team in a year, and Bain would have also been an improvement on him.
That situation isn’t ideal as you would rather have a player who played games regularly coming in to replace Foderingham, and Bain would have been an ideal fit.
Lennon will now be laughing at how easily he managed to swoop for Bain without any signs of any strong interest from Ibrox.
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