Fraser Forster is an ‘unbelievable’ goalkeeper whose career has been reignited by linking up again with Neil Lennon at Celtic.
That is the verdict of ex-Aberdeen, Livingston and Dunfermline striker Noel Whelan after the 6ft 7in giant’s performance in the Hoop’s memorable 2-1 Europa League win at Lazio last night.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider editor Wayne Veysey, Whelan believes Celtic have a world-class operator in goal.
Forster has made a big impression in his second spell at Parkhead since signing on a season-long loan from Southampton in August.
“Well done to Neil Lennon for bring Forster back to Celtic,” Whelan told Football Insider. “It’s already paid huge dividends. Lennon knows how to get the best out of him, and it’s no coincidence that he’s played the best football of his career under him.
“It’s an amazing transformation, when you think that a few months ago he was third choice at Southampton and his career was going nowhere.
“Forster has not lost any of his quality. He’s got an unbelievable physique and he’s athletic, able to pull of world-class saves.
“He has been an excellent keeper for a number of years and I can see him back in the England squad soon.”
Forster has made 13 appearances for the Hoops since his return, keeping six clean sheets and conceding just 10 goals.
His grip on the number one jersey is set to face strong competition from Scott Bain, who is close to recovering from a dislocated figure sustained in August.
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