SCOTT BAIN impressed Brendan Rodgers in his bid to win a permanent deal at Celtic after his faultless display in the 3-2 win at Ibrox this afternoon.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper, on loan from Dundee until the end of the season, was a surprise debutant following an ankle injury to Dorus de Vries yesterday.
Bain made some outstanding saves to help secure the three points for the Hoops as they went nine points clear at the top of the Premiership with a game in hand.
Rodgers said: “I’m delighted for Scott. When we brought him in, he’s been absolutely brilliant in training, but, of course, for goalkeepers, it takes something to happen for them to get an opportunity.
“He didn’t have too much time to think about it. We gave him an idea last night that he might be playing before telling him this morning that his first game for Celtic would be against Rangers at Ibrox.
“I thought his performance showed his nerve, his calmness and his agility, particularly when he makes the save and gets up again for the second one when it comes off the post.”
Bain’s memorable moment came in the fading moments when he pushed away a low shot from Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos followed up to hit the inside of the upright from close range.
The keeper grabbed the ball on the line to make certain the points were heading for Parkhead.