I know it is a cliché, but football can be strange.

In the space of just over a year Scott Bain has gone from being out in the cold at Dundee to being the number one for Celtic and Scotland. It is quite a remarkable turn around.

I actually still think that Craig Gordon is the better of the two goalkeepers. I don’t say that as a criticism of Bain in any way, it is just a personal preference.

But even for the likes of myself, I would say that Bain has offered a pretty convincing account of his credentials.

The big thing for me was the way he came in at Ibrox last March for his debut. I do think that gives you an indication of someone’s temperament and he coped with that exceptionally well.

The other thing is that he hasn’t really put a foot wring since coming into the team at the turn of the year.

You just can’t really see beyond the fact that right now he looks to have established himself as the first choice keeper at the club.

Where that leaves Gordon remains to be seen.