SCOTT BAIN has signed a three-year extension which will keep him at Celtic until 2027.
Remarkably, the former Scotland international keeper has not made a solitary first-team appearance for the champions this season as he has played back-up to Joe Hart.
Thirty-one-year-old Bain dropped to third in the pecking order at Parkhead when Ange Postecoglou signed free agent Benji Siegrist, who had come out of contract at Dundee United, on a four-year deal.
ONE OF THE BHOYS…Scott Bain (extreme right) celebrates with Ange Postecoglou and his triumphant Celtic team-mates after the 2-1 League Cup Final win at Hampden in February.
The Swiss shotstopper played twice in the early stages of the League Cup before sustaining an injury at the turn of the year that saw Bain move back onto the substitutes’ bench.
Now the former Aberdeen and Dundee netminder is happy to extend his stay at the club, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Brendan Rodgers brought Bain to the Hoops originally on a loan move from the Dens Park club in January 2018. He made a quickfire debut in the Glasgow derby at Ibrox after Craig Gordon and his deputy Dorus de Vries were sidelined through injury.
The keeper helped 10-man Celts – with Jozo Simunovic dismissed early in the second-half – to a crucial 3-2 victory with Odsonne Edouard, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, claiming a spectacular points-clincher.
Bain has made 74 appearances for the club and has impressed Postecoglou to the extent of being offered a new deal.
He was on the bench for the 2-1 League Cup triumph over Michael Beale’s Ibrox side in February and was more than happy to join in with the celebrations at full-time.