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PersonalFullname: Roy Baines
Born: 7 February 1950
Signed: 28 October 1976 (from Morton (part exchange for Andy Ritchie))
Left: 8 March 1979 (to Morton)
First game: Ipswich Town home friendly 1-2 November 14 1976
Last game: Morton away League 0-1 December 23 1978
BiogGoalkeeper Roy Baines joined Celtic in 1976 from Morton and he moved to Parkhead in an exchange deal which saw Andy Ritchie move to Greenock in October 1976.
The English-born former Derby County and Hibernian man had previously had an unsuccessful trial at Celtic Park in 1968, although he did enough to have Jock Stein recommend him to Bob Shankly at Easter Road.
He was given his chance in March 1977 against Dundee United when he saved a vital penalty from United goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine at 0-0 with Celtic going on to win 2-0 through goals by Glavin and Craig. He was goalkeeper against Motherwell on April 13th 1977 on the night Celtic could have won the title but they lost 3-0 with two own goals from the unfortunate defender Andy Lynch. Latchford returned three days later when the title was won at Easter Road.
He returned in the Celtic goal in November 1978 after Latchford lost form and had an impressive game in the 1-1 draw against Rangers on November 11th. However on December 13th 1978 Roy took the brunt of criticism after Celtic's defeat to Rangers in the League Cup semi final Hampden and Latchford was later recalled after the 1-0 defeat at Cappielow on December 23rd when, ironically, Andy Ritchie scored the winner against Roy.
After a three year spell at Celtic Baines eventually returned to Morton in 1979 after making 16 starts for the Bhoys.
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