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celtic Scott Bain used to build timber frame kits

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Oct 4, 2014
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Scott Bain used to build timber frame kits for houses but he’s refusing to quote on a glass ceiling at Celtic.

The Hoops keeper insists there are no barriers to progress at Parkhead after shining in the spotlight following his loan move from Dundee.

The 26-year-old former joiner is out of contract at the end of the season and is keen to extend his Parkhead stay for the next few campaigns.



Scott Bain in action for Celtic (Image: SNS Group)



Bain proved his worth when he rose to the challenge of starring in an Old Firm fixture earlier this month, six months on from his last top-team appearance for Dundee following a bust-up with Neil McCann.

Scotland No.1 Craig Gordon is on the way back from injury and Brendan Rodgers can also turn to his former Swansea standout Dorus De Vries but Bain has fought his whole career to prove his worth.

His journey has taken him from Aberdeen to Celtic via stints at Elgin City and Alloa, including a spell as a manual grafter with his old man’s joinery business. So nothing thrown up by football will ever faze him.

Bain said: “I used to work on the sites from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

“It was mostly in Edinburgh but on a Tuesday and Thursday I’d go to Alloa and train from 7pm to 9.30pm. I’d be back home at 10.30pm, go to sleep and up the next day for work again.

“It stood me in good stead. I was a labourer for the first year and the second year I helped two boys with building kits for houses.

“I really enjoyed it – apart from the winter. My worst moment came three days in when we did the big joinery job on a Cala Homes site.



Bain during his stint at Alloa in 2012

“They were five and six-bedroom houses – and the forklift driver brought over a pallet of plasterboard sheets, 72 sheets on a pallet.

“I had to load them in the house. I loaded them in and thought I was done for the day. Then the forklift driver came back and told me there were another FOUR pallets to be sorted.

“At that point I was thinking, ‘Nah, this isn’t for me.’

“The last few weeks have been mad. I stay in Edinburgh and it’s not as big as Glasgow but even through there a lot of people recognise you and stop to speak in the street. Social media’s a big thing too. The support I’ve had from the fans has been incredible.

“I want to stay here. I love it. At Celtic I can reach my full potential. I don’t think there’s a ceiling at this club, you can go as high as you can possibly go with the support of the staff, the manager, Stephen Woods and all the other keepers I’m working with.

“I’ve only had quick conversations about a deal here and there. It’s still at an early stage.

“It’s just about building on the last two games and trying to get as much game-time as possible.”



Bain has impressed in his appearances for the Hoops so far (Image: SNS Group)

Bain is set to continue between the sticks for today’s visit of Ross County but will not feature against parent club Dundee in midweek as a result of the gentlemen’s agreement between clubs who take loan players.

You suspect he’d love to put one over on McCann after being ostracised by the Dens gaffer following a behind-the-scenes bust-up that saw him move to Hibs in January before heading down the other end of the M8.

Bain refuses to go into details on the row with the Dundee manager but insists it has also been the making of him because he was forced to dig deep into his character reserves.

He added: “I’m a little bit surprised at how well I’ve handled the move to Celtic but I’ve always been quite laid-back in terms of playing and crowds.

“That game at Ibrox, for example. It was the next level from anything else I’ve experienced but I just went out to enjoy it because I thought it might never happen again.

“I just have that mentality naturally. It got tested when I was at Dundee. It probably helped a little bit that I was managing to get through it and it made me that bit stronger. I started at Aberdeen and was released so I had to go part-time and get a job. From that moment I realised I’ve got to enjoy it.



He was ostracised at Dundee after a fall-out with Neil McCann (Image: SNS Group)
“I’ve been at the bottom, the scrapheap as you would call it.

“Any time, even at Dundee after coming from Alloa, you just have to try to make the most of it.

“You don’t know how long it’s going to last, do you?”

In revealing that his goalkeeping heroes as a kid were Antti Niemi and Gordon, Bain laughed as he admitted the guy who turned up to sign for Celtic wearing a Hibs tracksuit was a Hearts fan as a kid.

So too was Gordon and Bain has heaped praise on the man whose jersey he
ultimately seeks to fill for helping him to settle at Parkhead. He added: “Craig’s a big chilled, laid-back guy. I’m the same. He’s getting back fit now –he’s moving well and looking sharp.

“It’s a case of me playing well and it will then be in the hands of the manager when he is fit. All I can do is play as well as I possibly can.

“However, even being around the place has pushed me to another level. I hadn’t played a game for a long time before I suddenly had the chance to play for Celtic at Ibrox.

“People were probably a bit nervous about that but if they’d actually come in and watched me training day to day then they would’ve known I would be fine.

“The standard’s so high and the players are so good. It meant when I went in goal at Ibrox I felt comfortable with the situation.”
 

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