Celtic, Hearts and Hibs in three-way battle for Scott Bain

Celtic have entered the race to sign Scott Bain when the player's contract expires this summer, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 26-year-old was originally signed as an emergency back-up on a loan deal from Dundee in January after an injury to first-choice goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

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Having been impressed in the 3-2 win over Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday, manager Brendan Rodgers is now looking to sign the stopper on a long-term basis.

Scott Bain made his Celtic debut against Rangers on Sunday. Picture: SNS
Scott Bain made his Celtic debut against Rangers on Sunday. Picture: SNS

The Ladbrokes Premiership leaders will have competition from Hibs and Hearts for his signature.

Neil Lennon, who originally signed the player in the January window, only to agree to cut the deal short in order to secure the services of Scott Allan, is still considering a summer move.

Hearts, meanwhile, will likely be looking for a new No.1 with current keeper Jon McLaughlin expected to leave when his one-year deal expires. Bain grew up a Hearts supporter.

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