Roy Baines understands the pressures of pulling on the Celtic goalkeeper's jersey.

Having stood between the sticks for the Hoops between 1976-79, Baines was part of a successful team where he lifted the Scottish Premier Division twice either side of a somewhat uncharacteristic fifth placed finish.

Still, the former stopper won trophies at Parkhead and knows first-hand what it meant to supporters back then. And having followed the club ever since, he remains completely engrossed in the culture and has - like every other Celtic supporter - that winning mentality.

That's why Baines believes the current goalie conundrum at Celtic is a big one for Neil Lennon to manoeuvre. The manager, he says, has to get it right when it comes to bringing in a new number one. With any potential deal to sign Fraser Forster for their final 10 in a row push looking dead in the water, Baines is desperate for Celtic to revive their bid for the England internationalist.

He wants the club to spend what they have to. To make sure they leave nothing to chance in their quest for 10. "He'd be a major loss because he did so well," Baines said of Forster. "His wages would be a biggie, he's on around £90,000 a week. But I do think they should push the boat out to bring him back. He'd be the perfect one.

"I think 10 in a row is going to be magnificent if it comes, so they should push the boat out. I understand it might break the wage structure, but I think he did so well when he came in and Stevie Woods [Celtic's goalkeeping coach] thinks the world of him. And it will only take one season to get the 10. It's not a dead deal until the window is shut."

One player who has been linked with a move to Glasgow is former Manchester City star Joe Hart. The player has won five major honours down south with The Citizens but has struggled in the past few years.

Hart, 33, spent 18 months sitting on the bench at Burnley after leaving City following some unsuccessful loan spells and Baines is hesitant about any potential move. Not because he sees it as a risk to the 10 as a whole, but because Hart makes too many mistakes and has suffered a crisis of confidence recently.

Though there is one man within the Scottish champions who could get the ex-West Ham player at the top of his game, again. "Joe Hart is not my kind of goalkeeper, with respect to him," Baines added. "I've never fancied him, even when he was at the very top. I think he's been a very lucky goalkeeper. I've seen him a few times and I think some of his errors are bad.

"But if anybody knows the goalkeeping scene, Stevie Woods does. He's a superb goalkeeping coach and I've got a lot of time for him. When Craig Gordon was injured all those years ago, Stevie was the one who brought him back and he did a fabulous job. Craig has been the best goalkeeper in Scotland for years.

"Stevie Woods is a fantastic goalkeeping coach for man management and training. He would definitely get Joe Hart playing again because he's magnificent. If Hart came, and remember it would be on a free transfer, Woodsy would without doubt make him what he was and get him back to his form again.

"If a goalkeeper loses his confidence after one bad goal, he's not good enough. That should be out of your mind within five seconds and you have to get on with it. Hart has played at the top and I'm sure Woodsy would get him buzzing again."

Another player who has found himself on Celtic's radar in the goalkeeping stakes is former Hoops ace David Marshall. With his current club Wigan plunging into administration this week, the 35-year-old could be available at a cut-price fee. And, while we're talking possible reunions, Artur Boruc is also out of contract and seeking employment.

"David Marshall did well at Celtic and played in the Barcelona game and he's proved himself to be a very good 'keeper. But I'm not sure he'd be for me in terms of going back to Celtic this season.

"Artur Boruc is one who could be a wildcard. He's 40-years-old but still seems fit. He might be the wildcard, for me. Artur, from what I've seen, looks to be a fit player and he certainly did the business in his first spell.

"He's a bit of a nutcase but I watched him a few times at Bournemouth and he did really well. I think the support would certainly love him. He still looks fit, but apparently he wants to go back to Legia Warsaw."