Monday, 25th August, 2014

Southampton’s newly signed shot-stopper Fraser Forster is hopeful that his move to the Saints can see him move up the pecking order to be England’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Forster was signed from Celtic for £10m earlier this summer, and was in top form to keep West Brom off the scoresheet on Saturday.

“It is one of them where I have only played two games in the Premier League and it is a fantastic league to be a part of”, Forster told ITV.

“It comes down to playing well for Southampton first and foremost – that is what it is all about. If I do all that then we will just have to see what happens with England.”


Forster spent two seasons on loan to Celtic from Newcastle, before being signed on a four-year deal by the Scottish club. During the 2012/13 season, he produced a resilient Champions League performance against Barcelona and helped his side win the match 2-1.


Having impressed with Celtic, Forster was keen to link up with England and Southampton goalkeeping coach, Dave Watson.

“For me personally it is about me working as hard as I can with Dave and in the gym, and improve myself as a keeper.”

Forster was confident in goal during the West Brom match, and in one instance rushed from his line to block West Brom’s Brown Ideye in a goalscoring opportunity.

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