SCOTT BROWN insists Celtic can put their trust in Scott Bain as thei No.1 goalkeeper as the new Premiership season edges ever closer.
The 28-year-old netminder played in the first hour of the 1-1 draw with Nice on Thursday and was between the sticks for the entire 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against Lyon on Saturday.
Bain is likely to face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital tomorrow night and it’s odd-on he will be No.1 when Hamilton Accies arrive at Parkhead on Sunday August 2 for the big kick-off and their bid for 10 in a row,
Boss Neil Lennon has admitted he is on the look-out for a new goalie after the proposed return of Fraser Forster hit a snag and Craig Gordon quit at the end of his contract to agree a two-year deal with Hearts.
Skipper Brown, though, is adamant Bain will not let down the Hoops and, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “Scott’s a top goalkeeper, he is very composed with the ball at his feet and he’s a shotstopper. He’s a good one to have and if he starts the season then I’m sure the lads would be delighted with that.
“I’m sure he will be pushing himself regardless of whether someone else comes in or not to try to focus on getting that No.1 jersey.
“We’d trust him to do the business, definitely. He came in and was brilliant for us when he arrived. He was chucked in at the deep end at Ibrox. Dorus de Vries got injured the day before and Bainy went straight in and he saved us that day, to be honest.
“He kicked on from there and he was fantastic for us in that run-in – as he has been whenever he’s been asked to play.
“Bainy never lets anyone down and I’m sure he’ll step up if he plays this week, the next or whenever.
“It’s not like he lost his place. He injured his finger and that was why he wasn’t in the team.
“That’s how it is with keepers, only one can play, but he’s always worked hard in training and been ready whenever the call has come.”
Bain’s big moment came when he made his debut in the 3-2 victory in Govan season 2017/18 when substitute Oddsone Edouard scored a breathtaking winner.