MX23RW : Friday, September 17 04:19:11| >> :120:27608:27608:
Nov 5, 2020 at 8pm UK at Celtic Park
Sparta PragueSparta Prague
Griffiths (65')
Christie (75')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Julis (26', 45', 77'), Krejci (90')
Pavelka (51'), Sacek (71'), Krejci (90+2')

Neil Lennon confirms Scott Bain will start against Sparta Prague

Neil Lennon confirms Scott Bain will start against Sparta Prague
© Reuters
The keeper kept a clean sheet in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Aberdeen.

Neil Lennon confirmed he will keep Scott Bain in goal ahead of Celtic's Europa League clash with Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

Greece keeper Vasilis Barkas was signed from AEK Athens for a reported fee of £5million in the summer but lost his place to Bain when he injured his back and shoulder against AC Milan at Parkhead.

Hoops boss Lennon has been happy with the way Bain played against Aberdeen in the Premiership, Lille in the Europa League and in the 2-0 William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final win over the Dons on Sunday.

The Northern Irishman would not say it was now Bain's place to lose but gave him a vote of confidence as the Scottish champions look for their first Group H win after a home defeat to AC Milan and the draw against Lille in France

He said: "I wouldn't put it like that but he's played in the team in the last few games and he has played very well and I don't see any reason to change that at the minute.

"We kept a clean sheet in the semi-final and he was very good, very reassuring.

"So Scott has done nothing to warrant being left out of the team at the minute.

"That may change as the season goes on but at the minute I am quite happy to go with Scott because he is playing very well."

ID:421122: cacheID:421122:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2394:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Celtic's Mohamed Elyounoussi celebrates scoring against Riga in the Europa League on September 24, 2020
Read Next:
Mohamed Elyounoussi focused on Celtic despite Southampton opening door to return

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
7Dundee UnitedDundee Utd521224-27
8St Johnstone503224-23
10St Mirren5032310-73
11Ross County5023311-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!