Bain has had an incredible year since making his Celtic debut at Ibrox, earning a summer cap for Scotland in Mexico and picking up a Betfred Cup winners medal in December.
2019 has turned out to be just as dramatic after Brendan Rodgers decided to promote him following Celtic’s winter break in Dubai with Neil Lennon standing by that decision.
Bain hasn’t put a foot wrong, something Hay acknowledges, but writing in the Evening Times he still feels that there is a case to be made for Gordon:
In the space of just over a year Scott Bain has gone from being out in the cold at Dundee to being the number one for Celtic and Scotland. It is quite a remarkable turn around.
I actually still think that Craig Gordon is the better of the two goalkeepers. I don’t say that as a criticism of Bain in any way, it is just a personal preference.
But even for the likes of myself, I would say that Bain has offered a pretty convincing account of his credentials.
Bain will be back on familiar ground on Sunday when he returns to Dens Park as a Celtic player.
A fall out with Neil McCann in November 2017 saw him exiled from the first team, after a brief spell on loan at Hibs he switched to Celtic and has hardly looked back since.
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— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) March 15, 2019