Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has confiemed that he intends to hold discussions with Hoops goalkeeper Scott Bain about his future at the club before the end of the season.
The 26-year-old, who has joined the Bhoys on-loan from Dundee until the end of the season, made his debut for the Hoops in the 3-2 win over Rangers at Ibrox and was a hero in the second-half with two excellent saves from Alfredo Morelos.
Rodgers believes that Bain’s performance in the derby victory shows that he is more than capable of playing for the Hoops after his loan deal expires in the summer.
“I think it’s short and long-term. It’s pretty clear that he has the temperament and qualities to play as a goalkeeper for Celtic,” Rodgers said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“We will sit down with him and see how much he is going to enjoy it and look at his game-time between now and the end of the season.”
With other goalkeepers Dorus de Vries and Craig Gordon both sidelined through injury, Bain is set to keep his place in the Hoops’ side for Sunday’s trip to Motherwell.
Football Insider verdict
It will be up to Bain himself he wants to commit to the Hoops past the end of the season. It is likely to come down to how much playing time he is likely to get at the club, as technically he is third choice goalkeeper, although as his display against Rangers showed, he is more than capable of being a number one. If he and Rodgers are able to come to an agreement following their discussions the player will be a good squad player to have at the club, but if Bain feels that he wants more playing time, then the sensible thing to do is to allow him to leave at the end of the season with best wishes from all at the club.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have agreed to let Anthony Ralston join Dundee United on loan