We received a comment from a Stockport County Supporter today, praising the goalkeeping of Fraser Forster, who has just finished his loan spell at the club.
Fraser Forster - just finished excellent loan spell at Stockport County
A Stockport County Support – Mark M – had this to say about Fraser’s time at Stockport County:
“I am a season ticket holder at Stockport County, and i can say that Fraser Forster is the best keeper I have seen at Stockport since I started going in the late 70’s.”
“His saves in his short time have been class, and has for someone who said he is slow in getting up needs to check him out again, as he made a string of double saves and was like lightning.”
“I think we picked up 10 points in Forster’s time at Stockport and he earned at least 7 of them for us.” “A class keeper who will make the Premier League one way or another.”
Certainly while Fraser was at Stockport they have moved up to 8th position in League Division One, and are one point from a qualifying place in the playoffs. Fraser played his last game for Stockport County at home to Carlisle United on November 1st, when County won 3-0.
Fraser played 7 games for the club, from 7th October and while he was in the side Stockport won three, lost two and drew two. One defeat was in a Johnstone’s Paint Troph (JPT) Cup tie. so in League One he played 6 games, and County by our reckoning got 11 points from those games ( 3 wins and two draws), and Fraser conceded just 4 goals – not too bad at all. Fraser had 3 clean sheets in his last 3 games for County.
It’s a wonder Stockport haven’t tried to keep Fraser through the end of the season, though they already have four goalkeepers in their squad. It it looks like Newcastle’s promising 20 year-old Dutch Under-21 International Tim Krul will be sating at the club this season, following his loan spell at Falkirk last season.
Anyway, we know that Fraser is a class young goalkeeper, and it’s good to hear he did very well at Stockport County, and with Tim Krul also 20 years old and in the Newcastle squad, it would not be a total surprise if Steve Harper, Newcastle’s 33 year-old local lad and reserve goalkeeper, is not retained in the summer, to make way for the youngsters.