Fraser Forster Now On Loan At Norwich City


Fraser Forester has joined League One club Norwich City on loan for another month, after Rovers failed to agree financial terms with Newcastle United for their star young goalkeeper.

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Fraser Forster – switches to the Canaries

The 21-year-old 6’6″ talented goalkeeper has spent a month with Bristol Rovers, after joining them from the Tyneside club at the end of July.

And it appears that Newcastle and Rovers could not agree terms for Fraser’s continued loan spell at Bristol and then Norwich City came in at the last moment to get the player.

Fraser could be out on loan most of this season, to get some games under his belt, after recently signing a 5 year improved contract on Tyneside in May, and he is well thought of at Newcastle.

Fraser, who was born in Hexham, about 19 miles west of Newcastle, had a successful loan spell a year ago at Stockport County, where he was in outstanding form, according to Stockport fans, who commented on our blog, and would have liked him to stay for the season.

Disappointed first team Bristol Rovers coach, Paul Trollope, told the Bristol club’s web-site today:

“We were in lengthy negotiations through Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning but, unfortunately, we couldn’t come to a financial agreement with Newcastle as to how much of his wages we were prepared to pay.”

“Norwich came in at the last minute and were able to pay more, so and Fraser has gone on loan to Carrow Road.” “We are disappointed, because Lennie and I wanted him here.”

“Fraser himself was very keen to extend his stay, and I know the players were happy to have him back as well, but it wasn’t to be so we wish him well and thank him for his efforts in the month he spent with us.”

“He did very well for us and I’m sure he has a great career ahead of him because the signs are that he’s a very good young keeper.”

“We thought, until the last minute, that Fraser would be rejoining us and the early indications from Newcastle were that would be the case and we were confident of extending his loan until January or the end of the season.”

“It hasn’t happened, though, and we are back in the market and looking closely at what we can do and we would obviously like to do something by early next week if we can.”

Fraser is fast making a good name for himself in these loan spells, and we’ll be tracking his progress at Norwich.

Obviously we wish him well at the East Anglia club.

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6 comments so far

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1

    He is a decent player, who like Tim, needs pitch time to get experience, this will do him good!

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  • simon376@work

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    This is what we should be doing with all our kids, get them out to lower leagues and give them experience.

    We should have been doing this over the years. If we had done that with Shola years ago, he would have gained some confidence and maybe, just maybe been like he is now in the CCC when we were in the PL

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  • tooneskimo

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Totally off topic, found this while browsing the net…… a few month old..

    http://www.ultravox.org.uk/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=38;t=000634

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  • JinkyGenius

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Agree with Si and 0809. There’s no substitute for real competitive football – and the reserve team cannot provide that. The more the top clubs do this, the more all football can benefit. The kids from learning the ropes, the lower league supporters from having a chance to see some class players in their side’s ranks (which rubs off on their team as well).

    Good luck to Fraser, and hopefully he will be challenging soon for the no1 jersey at St James’. Norwich are ambitious and ruthless – so he will certainly be on a learning curve.

    Mmm, 3 top keepers at one club, that’s more than they have in the whole of Scotland….

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    What happened to transfer news did someone out him

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #6

    atleast he’s gettin experience unda eez belt :p

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