Former Toon Player Breaking Records in Scotland
Former Newcastle United goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, entered Celtic’s history books on Sunday after keeping a club record 11th consecutive clean sheet in the league, following a 1-0 victory against St. Mirren on Sunday.
Forster’s most recent shut-out has taken him past previous record holder Charlie Shaw, who kept 10 successive clean sheets in 1913-14 and again in 1921-22.
And Celtic boss Neil Lennon was quick to praise his No.1. Here’s what he had to say:
“It’s testament to him and the players in front of him.
“There’s a real edge and incentive for them to keep the run going. He wasn’t overly worked today but what he had to do he did very well.
“We certainly don’t take it for granted and these are special times for the players. When they look back on their time here they can look back on it as quite an achievement.
“It´s been a long time coming obviously and to break it is absolutely fantastic.”
The 6ft 7in 25-year-old, who went by the unfortunate nickname of ‘The Honeymonster’ during his United days, was always liked at St James’ Park. And yet, for a guy of his physiquye, he is incredibly agile.
He spent a year on loan at Norwich City, where he won Player of the Year, then for two seasons was loaned to Celtic before he eventually signed for them for £2m last year.
One year on, and Forster is beginning to foster the attention of some of Europe’s greatest clubs , with both Barcelona and City having been linked in recent months– how the hell have we let him slip through the net?!
Nevertheless, it is great to see him doing so well in Scotland. He’s beginning to establish himself as a real top-class keeper. And with the World Cup just around the corner, he’ll be be looking to cement his team in the England side, or even pounce on the recently documented frailties of current no. 1, Joe Hart.
If you had the opportunity, would you take Forster back?
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