22 year-old Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been awarded the League 1 Macron Golden Glove Award for last season.
Fraser Forster – top award for young Newcastle keeper
Fraser won the Coca-Cola League 1 title by keeping more clean sheets for Norwich City than any other goalkeeper in the league, and that was 22 clean sheets for the Hexham-born goalkeeper.
Of course Norwich City won promotion to the Championship along with Leeds United and Millwall, who beat Swindon for the single play-off promotion place.
It turns out that Fraser kept four more clean sheets than Millwall’s David Forde and it could be that Fraser will be back at Norwich on loan next season too.
In the CC Championship, the award was won by Swansea City goalkeeper Dorus De Fries, who had 25 shut outs – five more than Newcastle’s Steve Harper.
The League 2 award went to Notts County’s former goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, with 24 clean-sheets in 48 appearances, and the promising young goalkeeper has already been signed by Leeds United.
Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said:
“The Golden Glove Award gives the League the chance to recognise the vital contribution that goalkeepers make every single week.”
“Their efforts influence the overall success of the team and each of these winners has had an outstanding season and fully deserves this recognition.”
Good words from Greg and congratulations go out to Fraser Forster for both the award and his excellent season at Norwich City.