Paul Robinson has been waxing lyrical of Fraser Forster after the goalkeeper’s sensational form this term. Speaking to Football Insider, the former England stopper gave his thoughts on the Southampton loanee’s progress since returning to Parkhead.
“He’s turned his career around, he went to Celtic with the idea of finding a little bit more of that if you like,” Robinson said.
“He was completely frozen out at Southampton, nowhere near the squad, nowhere near the team, didn’t play after signing a new five-year deal and has been out of the picture for the last two years,” the ex-Leeds United goalkeeper explained.
Forster, who last played for Southampton in May 2018, has made 35 appearances for Celtic this season. In total, the Englishman has played 232 times for the Bhoys and turned out on 125 occasions with Southampton. Though he broke Southampton’s clean sheet record, Forster has won trophies in Glasgow and starred in the highest echelons of European football.
Robinson touched on the player’s affection for Celtic when he closed the interview with the following remarks: “He’d completely fallen out of love with it (football) and had lost his way, going back to Celtic seems to be a spiritual home for him, he’s refound his form, he’s replaced Craig Gordon which is no mean feat because he was going well.”
Celtic will be hoping to keep hold of their heroic man between the sticks and the club was handed a transfer boost earlier this week, when, according to The Daily Record, Forster said that he would be willing to take a pay cut in order to join Celtic on a permanent basis.
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