Celtic are into the final of the Scottish League Cup following a comfortable 3-0 win over Hearts. Brendan Rodgers’ side fully deserved the win and will be hoping to lift another trophy in the final come December.
Celtic’s win at Murrayfield came despite a few changes to the regular eleven. Forgotten midfielder Eboue Kouassi was brought into the starting XI in a surprise move. As was goalkeeper Scott Bain in his hometown.
The one-cap Scotland international did not disappoint. The 26-year-old was in good form throughout as Celtic claimed the win. It was only his third appearance for Celtic this season but, once again, some Celtic fans would like to see him playing on a more regular basis.
Bain is currently second fiddle to Craig Gordon. The 35-year-old has been Celtic’s undisputed number one goalkeeper since 2014 and, when it comes to shot-stopping, there are few as good as the former Sunderland man.
However, Bain brings more to his game. Better with the ball at his feet, his distribution is excellent and he certainly looks more comfortable when Celtic start to play the ball around the back.
It will take a lot for Gordon to be dropped but the time is certainly coming when Celtic will need to consider a future without the veteran stopper. So starting to hand Bain some more appearances might be a wise idea as he looks to press his superior for first-team football.