Celtic completed a surprising deal in the transfer window on deadline day when the club signed off on a three-way swap deal involving Scott Bain, Scott Allan and Simon Murray between Celtic, Dundee and Hibernian – but Rangers missed out by not making an attempt for goalkeeper Bain before he ended up joining Celtic.
The ex-Dundee goalkeeper fell out of favour with Dundee manager Neil McCann and agreed a seaosn-long loan deal with Hibernian before Celtic stepped in and hijacked a deal that saw the goalie arrive at Celtic Park.
At Ibrox, Wes Foderingham is the undisputed number one between the sticks with Jak Alnwick as back-up but had it been Rangers signed Bain, this would have increased the quality of competition for Foderingham and kept the former Swindon star on his toes.
Alnwick, 24-year-old struggles to convince that he would make a reliable number one should either an injury on anything happen to Foderingham and, after 12 months at the club, it’s clear he isn’t going to challenge for the gloves on a regular basis.
Celtic new man in goal isn’t as good as Foderingham but would definitely have been an improvement on Alnwick and has shown in the past he is a good option between the sticks and would have been a fairly cheap option either permanently or on loan.