Celtic’s star keeper last season Scott Bain has revealed the reason for his dip in form in the Champions League qualifying game against Cluj, and the Romanians took full advantage of a nervy Celtic performance.
Last season Scott Bain was a breath of fresh air for the Celtic team and an absolute steal into the bargain after joining the Hoops on a free transfer, Bain was what the Celtic team needed as number one keeper at the time Craig Gordon wasn’t consistent enough in his performances and Bain was able to earn his place as number one.
Over the summer Bain had a few nervy games for Celtic and things didn’t seem right, but the collapse against Cluj that saw the Romanians kick Celtic out of the Champions League in such a sloppy manner as Celtic were up for scoring goals just not keeping them out our net, and Bain reveals he had severely injured his thumb during the match.
Speaking about the injury, it appears the player spent half of the second half with a dislocated thumbs:
“I dislocated my thumb during the second half of the Cluj game at Parkhead.” Bain told CelticTV.
“I made a save and my thumb hit the ground. I could feel in my glove it was facing the other way.
“I could feel it swelling in my glove as the play went on. I popped it back in and didn’t feel that bad, but the next morning it was really sore.
“It was weird I didn’t feel it at the time but that was probably down to the adrenaline flowing.
“I think that popping it back in straight away probably helped.
“It’s taken longer than expected to recover — but at least I didn’t need to have it cut off.
“I didn’t need surgery or anything. It could have been an issue if I needed an op, but it was fine.
“I was told not to move it and keep it in a splint. A splint in my glove will make sure it doesn’t snap off again!”