SCOTT BAIN has followed James Forrest’s lead and agreed a new four-year contract extension with Celtic.

The Scotland international goalkeeper penned the deal today and it will keep him at the champions until at least the summer of 2023.

Bain, 27, who joined the Hoops at the end of his Dundee contract last summer after a six-month loan spell, is delighted to complete negotiations.

The shotstopper, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “It’s fantastic to get it done. It lets me fully focus on getting fit and getting back in the team. It’s something that’s been in the works for a while, so I’m glad to finally have it finalised.

“It’s really enjoyable to be part of a team that’s going for trophies and winning the majority of games. You have to thrive off that kind of pressure here. For me to be a part of that has been a dream.”


He added: “The Scottish Cup Final win is the highlight of my time here. Winning the treble treble and being part of that team was an amazing achievement and it was a fantastic day when we did it.

“There was a lot of pressure in the build-up to it, so winning it felt amazing and we had a fantastic night as a team afterwards.

“It’s a great changing room, a great bunch of players and great staff to work for and learn from every day. To keep that going and be part of the Celtic Family for another few years means a lot to me.”

Bain has been out with a hand injury since the Champions League exit against Cluj in August.

The champions, of course, brought back Fraser Forster on a season-long loan deal from Southampton during the summer transfer window and the 31-year-old Englishman is now in charge of the No.1 position.

Craig Gordon has been back-up in recent games and the 36-year-old goalie is out of contract at the end of the season.

The Hoops’ fourth-choice custodian, Conor Hazard, is now on loan at Championship side Dundee as emergency cover.


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