Chris Sutton has tipped Celtic to bring Wigan Athletic goalkeeper David Marshall back to Parkhead, telling the Daily Record that the 35-year-old would be an upgrade on the under-fire Scott Bain.
If Bain was hoping to prove that the Hoops did not need to splash out on a new shot-stopper or two, it is fair to say the former Dundee favourite has not exactly covered himself in glory over recent weeks.
Celtic’s number 29 looked out of his depth during a 4-0 thrashing against an admittedly exceptional PSG side in pre-season, before being deceived by a Scott Martin effort in Sunday’s 5-1 triumph over Hamilton Academical.
It seems like only a matter of time now before Bain hands over his gloves to new £5.5 million signing Vasilis Barkas.
But, according to Sutton, Celtic should now be looking to add another proven, experienced international to Neil Lennon’s squad with the Glasgow giants looking to balance domestic and European exploits in 2020/21.
“I like David Marshall a lot. I would put him ahead of Bain in the pecking order, I’ve not seen enough of Barkas. With what is at stake this season, another goalkeeper makes sense,” the Parkhead legend explains.
“Marshall is a good professional and knows the club inside out.”
The 35-year-old Scot started his career with Celtic north of the border before moving to Norwich City over a decade ago.
Speaking to the Sun, Marshall admitted that he would jump at the chance to return to where it all began after suffering relegation with crisis-hit Wigan.