Skipper Admits ‘It Would Be Great’ To Have Southampton Loanee Back At Celtic: Should Lennon Go For It?

Scott Brown Wants Fraser Forster Back At Celtic - Forster looks on during a match
PERTH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 01: Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster looks on during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between St Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on March 01, 2020 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In a recent interview by the Daily Record, Celtic skipper Scott Brown has admitted that he would like to see Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster back at Parkhead next season. The Celtic veteran then went on to appreciate the English shot-stopper’s efforts during the campaign and claimed that the 32-year-old had enjoyed his time at Celtic Park. Brown then admitted that it would be good to hold onto as many players as they can from this term, as they go into next season hunting for that record-beating 10th league title.

With the fact that Scott Brown wants Fraser Forster back at Celtic next season now clear, it is up to the club to secure a move for the Englishman’s services. The Scot said, “It would be good to keep as many players as we possibly can into next season who know what it’s like to win the trophy. I don’t know what the situation is with the loans, for example. I’m not sure what happens there. But it would be great to get big Fraser back. The big man has enjoyed his time here and he’s been fantastic.”

What Has Forster Achieved At Parkhead This Season?

The Southampton loanee had what must be described as a properly solid campaign between the sticks for the Celts. His reactions during one-on-one situations were excellent throughout, and that was visible quite clearly in the Englishman’s final figures from the season. Having played in 28 fixtures this term, the Saints man conceded just 17 goals and managed to pick up a whopping 14 clean sheets. Moreover, the 32-year-old’s record of eight goals conceded from seven fixtures in the Europa League is one to be admired as well.

What Does Forster Offer Between The Sticks?

The Englishman is vastly experienced in the British footballing scene, having been the number one at Southampton for quite a while. One of Forster’s biggest achievements came during the 16/17 Premier League campaign when he played in every single fixture and finished the season with 14 clean sheets and just 48 goals given away.

Scott Brown Wants Fraser Forster Back At Celtic - Forster celebrates a victory
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 08: Scott Brown and Fraser Forster of Celtic celebrate victory with teammates following the Betfred Cup Final between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on December 08, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Even during his former stint at Parkhead, the keeper was a massive presence at the back for the Hoops, and his club record of 118 clean sheets from 236 fixtures is a commendable one, to say the least.

Having come through the ranks at Newcastle United before eventually finding the switch to Glasgow back in 2010, the Englishman has gone on to become an extremely fine shot-stopper. Standing at over 2m tall, there’s no need even to question Forster’s reach or ability to make blinding saves. While it must be conceded that the big man does have the odd mistake under his belt, his time at Celtic Park has been filled with confidence, and there haven’t been too many signs of that past insecurity.

Scott Brown Wants Fraser Forster Back At Celtic: Should Lennon Try To Sign  Him Next Season?

While Forster’s attributes and achievements from the season speak for their own, the endorsement he received from club captain Scott Brown must be considered as quite the compliment. There’s no denying that the 32-year-old is one of the best at making saves from his line in the whole of the British Isles, and his efforts for Lennon’s side this season have been the biggest proof of that. With Brown and the rest of the group aiming to fight for the tenth straight league title next season, it would be silly for them to not at least attempt to sign him during the upcoming transfer window.

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