A decade ago Scott Bain was cleaning Jamie Langfield’s boots at Aberdeen. On Thursday night the St Mirren goalkeeping coach was tweeting his praise for the Celtic keeper for his display in Valencia.
Scott Bain was once my boot boy, now performing heroics on European stage. Unbelievable work stevie Woods has done with him and a great goalkeeping department they have at Celtic. 👍
— Jamie Langfield (@jamlang22) February 21, 2019
Bain’s career has taken off incredibly over the last 13 months, following his deadline day loan move to Celtic after a brief stint at Hibs.
Being on the bench as Celtic crashed out of last season’s Europa League tie to Zenit St Petersburg seemed to be far fetched but keeping Valencia down to a single goal in the Mestalla would have read like a ridiculous piece of fiction a year ago.
For half an hour on Thursday night, the 6 foot shot-stopper was well protected. But after the red card to Jeremy Toljan he was kept on his toes, pulling off two incredible saves to keep the Spanish side at bay until half time.
When called upon in the second half he was on top form until the 70th minute when the Celtic defence was cut open, allowing Kevin Gameiro to score.
On Sunday Bain returns to the day (domestic) job as Celtic look to power on in the SPFL, armed with the Bosman signing from Dundee that has racked up eight clean sheets on the bounce against Scottish clubs.
Here’s a look at what Celtic fans have been saying about Bain on Twitter…
May 2011, Released by Aberdeen.
June 2011, Signed a one-year contract with Alloa
2017, dropped by Dundee and loaned to Hibs.
Hibs cancel loan in Jan 2018 and he joins Celtic for £0
WORTH MILLIONS NOW !!!!
— Celtic Nation (@CelticNation67) February 21, 2019
A year ago if someone said to me Scott Bain & Jonny Hayes was Celtic’s best player away from home in Europe, I’d a happy slapped them.
— Sean Fleming (@SeanFleming1916) February 21, 2019
Scott Bain honestly looks like he could have that number one shirt for another ten year if he wants it!
— Scott Connie (@scottconnie) February 21, 2019
Think Scott Bain proved, if he hasn’t already, he is more than capable of being Celtic’s number 1
— calmack (@MackKelly67) February 21, 2019
Gotta say Scott Bain’s save just on 40mins tonight was an absolute worldie! Deflection & still managed to get over to it. Number 1 at Celtic now without a doubt. Cracking goalkeeper
— TM180 ? (@teammc180) February 21, 2019
“You’re Scott Bain, you probably think this songs about you” #celticsnumber1
— Disco Dave (@discodave14) February 21, 2019
@ScottBain_ absolute legend tonight..a true Celtic hero ! ??
— Suzanne Urie (@SuzanneUrie) February 21, 2019