Alan Rough comments on Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain

General view outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scott Bain is playing well for Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic at the moment.

Scott Bain of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Alan Rough has suggested why Scott Bain is playing regularly for Celtic at the moment on The Football Show on PLZ Soccer.

Bain has been playing regularly for Celtic in recent weeks, with usual first-choice goalkeeper Craig Gordon warming the substitutes’ bench.


The 27-year-old goalkeeper has been making some important saves, and former Celtic goalkeeper Rough has been impressed.


Rough has also explained why the Scotland international has succeeded where Dorus de Vries has failed.

Just like Bain, De Vries was also signed by Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers due to his ability to play out from the back.

The 38-year-old former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper is still at Celtic, having joined from Nottingham Forest in 2016.

Craig Gordon of Celtic looks on after conceding a goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

De Vries worked with Rodgers at Swansea City, but the Dutch goalkeeper failed to make the most of the chances he got at Celtic and Gordon was drafted back in as the first-choice custodian.

Now, it seems that Bain has displaced Gordon as the number one goalkeeper at Celtic, and 67-year-old former Scotland international Rough has a theory why.

Rough said about Bain on The Football Show on PLZ Soccer: “He (Rodgers) has obviously seen something in this goalkeeper, that his distribution is better, and his philosophy is that’s how you keep possession of the ball, and that’s why he is there. But the bonus for him is he makes saves, he makes big saves, where De Vries wasn’t make the saves.”

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA  - FEBRUARY 22, 2018.  UEFA Europa League, Round of 32: Zenit St Petersburg 3 - 0 Celtic F.C. Celtic's goalkeeper Dorus de Vries.

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