Ross Jack worked with the current Celtic goalie during their time at Elgin City together in 2010/11.
Scott Bain’s former Elgin City manager Ross Jack has come out with heavy praise for the Celtic goalkeeper, explaining that he knew he would become a massive success from their time working at Elgin together.
Bain, 26, currently on loan at Celtic from Dundee, made 11 appearances for Elgin City in the Third Division in 2010/11, before moving to Alloa Athletic the following season.
Jack, who gave Bain his professional debut, explained that even in the short period of time they worked together, the manager knew he was destined for the top.
As reported by the Daily Record, Jack was at his son’s wedding and actually missed Bain’s first match, and had to learn about his performance via telephone during the wedding, staying in contact with coach Barry Wilson.
“I first knew Scott would be a massive success during a game which I wasn’t even at,” Jack told the Daily Record.
“I was desperate to see how we were getting on. I remember my family telling me off for constantly being on the phone. Barry [Wilson] was giving me a commentary and he kept saying Scott Bain was out of this world.
“We won the game 1-0 and he was absolutely outstanding. Barry was running out of superlatives, it made what was a brilliant day even better.”
After three years with Alloa, a move to Dundee saw Bain finally reach Scotland’s top flight and become a regular starter, however, this season saw him loaned out earlier on to Hibernian where he did not feature once, before securing a late January move to the Hoops.
Luckily for Bain, Craig Gordon’s injury was the former Aberdeen youth player’s gain, and having performed so magnificently on his debut against Rangers, you would imagine he has a strong chance of retaining his starting place at the club for the remainder of the season and potentially beyond.
Bain’s former manager went on to add: “I can’t speak highly enough of Scott. He’s a classic example of talent carrying you further than what your physical attributes could or should.
“But this was a young boy who worked so hard at his game and that’s why he deserves everything he has now.”