SCOTT Bain will have no problem recovering from his nightmare competitive debut for Scotland in Kazakhstan, according to Celtic and Scotland Under 21s goalkeeper Ross Doohan.

The current Celtic No.1 could not be blamed for any of the three goals scored by Kazakhstan as the Scots slumped to a horrific Euro 2020 defeat on Thursday. But it was still a night to forget for former Dundee keeper Bain on his first competitive start for his country.

Scotland Under 21s keeper Doohan works with Bain at Parkhead and he has been earning good reviews for his displays this season on loan at Ayr United. He kept a clean sheet for Scot Gemmill’s side in a 0-0 draw in Marbella against Mexico and is preparing to face Sweden tomorrow.

Doohan is convinced Bain has the mentality to shrug off that woeful loss when he lines up tonight against San Marino.

“Scott’s a great guy who takes everything in his stride and doesn’t get fazed by anything,” Doohan said. “He’ll bounce back from the game in Kazakhstan.

“He’s a top keeper who has been great with me. I’ve worked closely with him. He’s helped me out a lot - Craig Gordon, Dorus de Vries and Scott have all worked with me with training and advice and if I have wanted to talk to them about anything they are always there. The three first-team keepers have been terrific with me.

“Of course, it wasn’t nice seeing your pal lose three goals like that, but I am positive he will recover easily from that. He’s a top keeper and you have seen that when he was been called upon at Celtic. He’s obviously got the call ahead of Craig and since then he’s done brilliantly.”

Doohan is enjoying the experience of working with Gemmill’s new-look squad, who produced a highly-encouraging display against a Mexican Under 22s side, who will be used for their Olympic qualifiers.

He said: “It was a good performance and it was a hard fought draw. We had a game plan and we did that down to a tee. We were compact and we didn’t let them play through us.

“We worked on our shape. The two full-backs were excellent and we all know each other so it was an easy transition playing with everyone. All the boys played well.”

Meanwhile, Alex McLeish’s shellshocked Scots will play in front of a complete sell-out at the San Marino Stadium in Serravalle today. More than 6000 briefs have been sold, with a healthy contingent of Tartan Army foot-soldiers making the trip.

The referee for the game will be driving instructor Manuel Schuettengruber. This will be just the third competitive outing at this level for the Austrian whistler.