Scott Bain has revealed how he only learned he would start the game against Rangers on the day of the match in what would turn out to be an ‘unbelievable’ debut as his Celtic side went on to beat their hated rivals 3-2 in an epic encounter at Ibrox on Sunday.
The goalkeeper who joined the Hoops on transfer deadline day from Dundee was only in the side because of injury to Dorus De Vries in what was his first game since the end of October.
In a classic encounter it was Celtic who twice came back from a goal down to take the spoils thanks to a 69th minute winner from substitute Odsonne Edouard and all this despite being reduced to ten men after Jozo Simunovic was dismissed for use of the elbow on the hour.
Bain came to Glasgow when the number one keeper Craig Gordon went down with injury but was made to wait for his introduction when De Vries took over the job in goal.
The 26-year-old opened up about making his debut for the Hoops in a game of such magnitude and how the post-match scenes were ones he would never forget.
”It’s the biggest game I’ve ever played in, the biggest win I’ve ever had,” he told STV.
”At the end of the game the scenes were unbelievable, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I just wanted to savour that after the game.
”The way we won the match, going behind twice and going down a man, I’ll definitely look back at the end of my career and think that was an unbelievable debut to make, especially at Ibrox.
”I just wanted to take a breath and enjoy it. You join a club the size of Celtic and think what an opportunity, I just wanted to showcase my talents.
”You never know what can happen, it’s a funny old game. You just need one thing and it can kickstart your career.”
The win extended Celtic’s lead over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership to nine points with Aberdeen a further five points back in third.