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Opinion: Why Fraser Forster Could Be An Inspirational Signing For Celtic

Opinion: Why Fraser Forster Could Be An Inspirational Signing For Celtic

Fraser Forster is on his way back to Celtic on a season-long loan, according to The Daily Record.

And that may surprise some given Scott Bain and Craig Gordon are already options at goalkeeper for Neil Lennon.

Forster has found first team opportunities hard to come by recently, but you’d expect he’ll get them at Celtic.

Here’s why we believe Forster could be an inspirational signing for the Hoops:

His First Time at Celtic Was a Big Success

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In his four years and a few months at Celtic, Forster made 197 appearances, winning three league titles and two Scottish Cups. Fans will remember him for his outstanding shot-stopping ability, but also for his commanding presence in the box – and he surely goes down as one of the best Hoops goalkeepers in recent years. He was so good that Southampton spent £10million to sign him back in 2014.

He’s Played Regularly at Southampton

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Forster might not have played much recently, but he got 124 appearances in his first four seasons there before falling down the pecking order. He actually picked up a severe knee injury in the 2014/15 campaign that forced him to miss eight months of football. Only last season did Forster struggle to get games due to performance.

He’s Only 31

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For a goalkeeper, 31 is young. Well, maybe not young – but there should still be plenty of years left in Forster’s career. So if Celtic are bringing the goalkeeper back to the club on loan, it could be with a view to signing him permanently.

Celtic Fans Will Remember Him For This

And This

And He Pulled Off Stops Like These at Southampton

Celtic Performed Well in Europe With Forster

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In three of the four full seasons Forster played at Celtic, the team participated in either the group stages of the Europa League or the Champions League – actually making it to the knockout stage of the latter in the 2012/13 campaign.

Celtic fans – are you happy to see Forster sign?

Let us know in the comments below..

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