Scott Bain has joined Celtic on a permanent basis after initially arriving on loan from Dundee during the January transfer window.
The goalkeeper has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract at Parkhead that will come into affect once his loan spell reaches a conclusion at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old, who initially joined as back-up to Craig Gordon and Dorus de Vries, has gone to make six appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side this season and he particularly impressed during the 3-2 victory over fierce rivals Rangers in March.
Bain admits he did not expect to feature so much when he initially joined Celtic, but he is delighted his performances have done enough to earn him a permanent deal with the Scottish Premiership champions. “I’m delighted,” Bain said.
“It’s more than I obviously expected when I first came in. I’m over the moon. “I don’t think it could have gone any better.
It’s funny, there’s a lot of little things that went my way to get to Celtic on loan and then to play the game against Rangers, which sent me on my way to this four-year-deal. It’s been great and I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Bain has featured in Celtic’s last two matches due to the knee injury suffered by regular number one Gordon and he is likely to be between the sticks once again for Sunday’s home clash with Aberdeen.
Celtic are priced at 1.44 to win that match, while Aberdeen are available at 6.50 and the draw is on offer at 4.50.