ANGE POSTECOGLOU defended blunder Bhoy Scott Bain after the keeper’s howler helped sink Celtic 4-2 at Easter Road.
The former Scotland international keeper, who signed a new three-year deal last week, made his first top-team appearance of the season in the penultimate Premiership outing against Hibs.
Bain made a couple of superb saves to bail out his porous defence, but then allowed a speculative 35-yard drive from Elie Youan to slip through his fingers to gift the hosts a third goal and the lead as the champions dropped their ninth point from a possible 10 in a wobbly conclusion to the league campaign.
OOPS AND WHOOPS…Scott Bain is the picture of misery as Hibs forward Elie Youan races away in triumph after his hopeful 35-yard strike eludes the Celtic keeper.
The 31-year-old netminder, who started the term as No.3 in the pecking order behind Joe Hart and newly-signed Benji Siegrist, was making his first outing in the top side in 18 months.
His return was ruined the moment he allowed Youan’s effort to elude his grasp and he also struggled with the fourth goal when he couldn’t deal with Paul Hanlon’s back-post header.
Postecoglou, speaking to the Daily Record, said: “It is disappointing for him and that is the life of a goalkeeper as he was having a good game up until that point.
“It is just one of those moments and I don’t know when the last time he played.
“These guys are out there and in many respects it is not fair on them as I am putting these guys in and that would be okay if there were one or two changes. But I am making five or six changes a game and that is hard on the guys coming in.
“I totally get that. It is unfortunate for him because it was looking like a good night for him.”