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Scott Bain injury gives Celtic timely chance to sign upgrade

Scott Brown and Scott Bain of Celtic are confronted by Andy Halliday of Rangers at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic...

The Celtic goalkeeper will reportedly be sidelined for a month.

Scott Brown and Scott Bain of Celtic react during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

No fan of any club could justifiably celebrate an injury to one of their own players, but Celtic supporters will be relieved that Scott Bain got injured now rather than September.

According to The Glasgow Evening Times, the Hoops goalkeeper will miss a month of action due to a dislocated thumb.

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Bain has endured a really difficult start to this season with Celtic and a lot of fans had vocally been calling for manager Neil Lennon to sign an upgrade.

But the positive aspect of Bain getting injured during a transfer window is that there's still time for Lennon to bring somebody else in.

 

The transfer window doesn't close in Scotland until September 2, giving Lennon 12 days to find and sign a new goalkeeper.

Craig Gordon, set to start against AIK in the Europa League tonight, will hope that he takes his rare chance to impress with both hands, but either way the Northern Irish manager badly needs another option.

Even if the 36-year-old has the best game of his career, failing to strengthen that position is unforgivable, in light of Bain's absence and his struggles even before the injury.

It was doubtful whether Lennon was going to sign an upgrade on Bain before, but now he has an excuse.

Scott Bain of Celtic is seen during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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