It could be that Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster has already won the battle to be Celtic’s number one goalkeeper this season.
Fraser Forster – in Celtic goal today at Motherwell
Fraser started in goal for Celtic a few minutes ago, with the Glasgow powerhouse visiting Motherwell, and Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska was on the bench.
Forster played 43 games at Norwich City last season and was outstanding and second in their voting for player of the season.
Fraser kept over 20 clean sheets while on loan, and the 6’6″ goalkeeper is well thought of on Tyneside, but wants to play first team football, which is why Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has loaned him out for another season, this time north of the border.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon had been looking for a goalkeeper to challenge Lukasz Zaluska for the Celtic number one jersey, since Polish number one Artur Boruc signed for Italian club, Fiorentina, in the summer.
We’ll follow Fraser during the season, and let’s hope he can be as outstanding as he was last year in East Anglia.
Note: Celtic won the game 1-0 with a penalty from Daryl Murphy after 73 minutes, after Steven Saunders was sent off, first clean sheet for Fraser today.