Former Premier League keeper, Paul Robinson has hailed the remarkable return to form of fellow England number one, Fraser Forster, as he continues to provide the platform on which Celtic’s march to 9-in-a-row is built.
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson is amazed with the turnaround in fortunes of the giant stopper after hardly playing for the last two seasons at Southampton.
So what has Robinson said?
When asked to reflect on “The Great Wall’s” re-emergence at the Hoops, Robinson said:
“He’s turned his career around, he went to Celtic with the idea of finding a little bit more of that if you like.”
“He was completely frozen out at Southampton, nowhere near the squad, nowhere near the team, didn’t play after signing a new five-year deal and has been out the picture for the last two years.”
“He’s completely fallen out of love with it and had lost his way, going back to Celtic seems to be a spiritual home for him, he’s re-found his form, he’s replaced Craig Gordon which is no mean feat because he was going well.”
So is Robinson correct?
Forster is playing as if he never left Paradise in a £10m move to the south coast such has been the quality of performance he is displaying week-after-week and the clamour for his move to be made permanent is growing by the week.
Neil Lennon is a long-term admirer and has made no secret of the fact he wants his board to get a deal done to see Forster put pen to paper and seal his return, it helps that the keeper also wants to prolong his stay – sometimes the grass isn’t always greener – so to speak.
Should Celtic break the bank for Forster?
Given the inexperience of the competitors for the England number one jersey, Gareth Southgate could do a lot worse than recalling Forster, he may not be able to do a Cryuff turn with the ball at his feet but he can be the difference between winning and losing a game as the last line of defence.