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Celtic regular admits to his Lennon surprise

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Scott Bain has revealed that he was in the dark about Neil Lennon’s resignation.

The former Dundee keeper was third choice when Celtic won the Scottish Cup in December but was restored to the team for Lennon’s final run of fixtures.

A five match winning run came to an end last Sunday away to Ross County but after the defeat Lennon told BBC Scotland that he was the man for a summer rebuild.

Things took an unexpected turn during Tuesday, at 10.30pm the Irishman’s resignation was online with The Sun and confirmed by Celtic at 7am on Wednesday.

Reflecting on those events Bain told The Sun:

It probably came as a surprise. The camp thought that the old gaffer was probably going to be here until the end of the season.

So, in that regard it was a surprise but obviously we know that football’s results based. Although we were on a good run, it was a disappointing result last week. We just need to try and move on from there.

Bain kept a clean sheet in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen but seemed to be in a more ‘advanced’ role, almost encouraged to be at the edge of his penalty box and take part in passing movements across defence.

Three years after his debut at Ibrox, Kennedy is the third manager that he has played under at Celtic.

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