SCOTT BAIN has agreed a contract extension that will keep him at Celtic until the summer of 2024, at least.

The 30-year-old keeper is an experienced back-up to 75 times-capped England international Joe Hart as is seen as an important member of the first-team squad by Ange Postecoglou.

Bain, who originally joined the Hoops on loan from Dundee in January 2018, told the club website: “I am delighted to agree this new contract. It is a privilege to be part of this great club and I am so pleased to extend my future at Celtic.

“We have already had success under the new manager, it is fantastic working with him and the rest of our backroom team and I want to join them and the other players at the club in working hard to achieve more and more success for our fans.”

TREBLE TREBLE YELL…Scott Bain holds aloft the newly-won Scottish Cup as Celtic claim their ninth successive domestic trophy with a 2-1 win over Hearts on May 25 2019.

Bain has made 74 appearances for the team and has also turned out three times for Scotland during that time.

The shotstopper played in the 1-0 League Cup Final victory over Aberdeen and the 2-1 Scottish Cup Final success over Hearts in season 2018/19. The match against the Tynecastle outfit – in which Odsonne Edouard netted twice in a 2-1 comeback win – sealed the remarkable treble treble.

The new deal also edges £4.5million Greek misfit Vasilis Barkas closed to the Parkhead exit.

The former AEK Athens netminder, the most expensive last line of defence in Hoops history, has been unconvincing since arriving in June 2020 and could move on in this window with Turkish clubs watching his situation.

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