Fraser Forster Close To England U21 Recognition?


Fraser Forster has kept 18 clean sheets in 35 games for Norwich City this season, and has been a key figure in getting the East Anglia club promoted back to the Championship.

Fraser Forster – call-up for England U-21 side?

Fraser has played lots of games this season at Norwich and he believes he has improved a lot during his time on loan this season.

Fraser said:

“I have loved my time at Norwich and I couldn’t really have asked for a better season for myself,”

“It has been fantastic to get the opportunity to be playing week in, week out at such a big club in front of so many fans.”

“I think I have massively improved. I think it has been great for me playing 35, 40 games this season.”

“It has been a fantastic experience for me playing in front of 25,000 fans every home game.” “It has been great so I couldn’t have hoped for anymore.”

The giant 6’6″ goalkeeper has recently been mentioned as a possibility (probability?) to get a call-up to the England Under 21 side, from England manager and former Newcastle full-back Stuart Pearce, and Forster admits it is one of his ambitions to play for the England U21 side:

“It has been one of my ambitions to play for the Under 21s,” “If it happens it happens, but if not it is not a major worry.”

“I just want focus on playing well for Norwich for the remainder of this season and then just work as hard as I can in pre-season and see what happens.”

It could be really fitting for Fraser to get the England call-up, because we’ve heard nothing but great things about our goalkeeper, from the loyal Norwich City fans – who have been getting 25,000 home fans in England’s 3rd division, which is fantastic – with the emphasis on fan. 😀

There could well be some competition for Fraser next season however, as we understand Glasgow Rangers, who were after him a few years back, before he signed for Newcastle – want him on loan in Glasgow next season.

If Rangers do come in it would be hard for Chris Hughton to deny Fraser that chance, because of course Rangers are in the European Champions League next season.

The future of Fraser Forster is looking very bright right now.

Comments welcome.


3 comments so far

  • Xenarious

    Apr 29, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Stuart Pearce has repeatidly over looked him and the other most promising goalkeeper in Huddersfield Town’s Alex Smithies, he has also been chased by Premiership teams.

    Instead Pearce has stuck with Scott Loach who plays for Watford in the Championship. But the most frustrating thing is the two backups he picks are Yeovil Town’s Alex McCarthy (On loan from Reading) and Blackburn Rovers’ Frankie Fielding (Yeah I know, your probably thinking who are they?). It is a complete joke, and don’t expect Pearce to change his decision, as it seems he doesn’t really care about the goalkeeping situation.

    Pearce either thinks that he doesn’t need to change the backup goalkeepers because they aren’t an important issue, even though it would blatently be good to have Forster and Smithies around the squad instead of the others. He won’t change Scott Loach now as he is playing in the Championship, and he probably views that as being a higher competition, therefore Loach automatically gets the pass as the No.1.

    The next game is also a long way away in September against Portugal, in a must win game. Pearce screwed up our last game by playing two defensive midfielders AT HOME with ONE striker up front, and we lost to GREECE. So it is now going to be a massive task to make the finals, thanks to Pearce.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #2

    From what I’ve seen of Loach he has been unconvincing. Makes some good save sbut top priority for a keeper is realibility, hence why harper has started for us all season.

    Id have Forster in U21 right away. Then again i’d have Lee Camp on the plane to SA, so my views are clearly different from others.

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  • Xenarious

    Apr 29, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    This is slightly off topic, but we are talking England call ups. Ryan Donaldson has got a surprise call up to the Under-19 squad for the Elite Qualifying round in May.

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