Fraser Forster Will Be Ready For Newcastle Debut

Fraser Forster had another good game for the Reserves at Hull City last night, and it’s a toss up between Fraser and Dutchman Tim Krul, as to who is the back-up to new number one goalkeeper Steve Harper.


Fraser Forster – ready if called upon this season

 But Fraser today says he is ready for his first-team chance should he be called upon during Newcastle United’s run-in, and another exercise is survival.

Fraser turns 21 on St. Patrick’s day and he and team-mate Tim Krul are currently alternating in the role as reserve goalkeeper following the departure of Shay Given in January.

Fraser had an excellent loan spell at Stockport County and we had quite a few of their readers comment on the blog that Fraser was in great form at Stockport and a lot of  their fans wanted to keep Fraser for the season.

It also seems that Fraser is still growing, and the 20 year-old is now listed at 6’6″ tall, as he talked this morning to the official Newcastle United site:

“Of course it’s a little bit nervy when you’re on the bench,” “But that’s why we are there and if the situation arises then I’m ready.” 

“Myself and Tim are currently sharing the number two position and the competition is good.” “It’s rare for a club to have two goalkeepers of a similar age and ability but it keeps you on your toes.”

“I’ve had a good couple of years and going out on loan to Stockport was an excellent experience.” “I’ve just got to wait for my chance here but that could be any minute of any game and you have to be prepared.”

We have two excellent young goalkeepers in Tim and Fraser, and with Steve Harper already playing well in the first team, we haven’t yet really missed Shay Given, since he elected to leave the club in January, after 12 years and 458 appearances at Newcastle United.

Comments welcome

10 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Mar 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #1

    We should loan Forster out for a season so he gets more game time because at the moment I am sure we all know that Krul is better than Forster

  • brownrob

    Mar 11, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #2

    so what is the chat with nacho Ed? Is he ready to make a return, or make an article about it like!

  • Bill F

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    I would play either of them now before Harper.
    Probably a good thing that I’m not manager as I probably wouldn’t play Smith, Ameobi, Viduka either. 🙂

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    erm did nay 1 get a 404 when they first tried to click on this page?

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    this is what happend when i clicked on the doninger thread
    (copied and pasted)

    Whoops. This is a 404 page.
    You are in the wrong place.

    Instead, try one of the following:

    Hit the back button on your browser.
    Got across to the front page.
    Try searching using the form in the sidebar.
    Click on a link in the sidebar.
    Use the navigation menu at the top of the page.
    Phone Barrack Obama

    ed why are you telling me to phone barack obama iw would imagine he had bigger problems than trying to get me on to this website lol

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Chronicle reporting Danny Guthrie and Duffer still crocked.

    Nolan’s banned game on Saturday then its Arsenal home.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Beye, cant say I had that but when I clicked on the Hughton thread it brought up the blog in another format of greys and lists, mobile view I think.

    Did you phoned Obama? 🙂

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #8

    toon graeme

    oh yeah me and him go way back lol

  • mcvicar

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #9

    havnt seen much of forster but krul is a good talent i wouldnt have any worries if harper got injured as i think krul in the future will be class

  • bennytoon

    Mar 11, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    big game tonight with blacburn playing. I hope they win. always liked bent sam.


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