Date: 21st February 2020 at 12:00pm
Written by: Peter Graham

A report in The Daily Record has detailed the incredible penalty record of Celtic’s Fraser Forster as the giant stopper continues his sensational season back between the sticks for the Hoops.

The on-loan stopper has saved an incredible 15 from the 37 that he has faced giving him a success rate of 40% and The Great Wall has been the difference on four occasions for Neil Lennon’s men this season including the game changing spot-kick save against Alfredo Morelos in the league cup final.

When asked earlier in the season about his success rate, the England international said:

“It’s a nice stat but I need to get it up a bit. There’s not really a secret to it, we just work hard on them in training.”

“The more you face, the more ideas you get, but I go with my gut feeling. There are little tell tale signs of what the striker is going to do but more often that not, it’s a feeling.”

“You back yourself and hopefully you go the right way and save it. But it’s always nice to contribute to a win.”

“Ultimately, that’s what I am there to do – make a couple of saves.”

Forster has been in inspired form for Celtic since returning to the club and with Lennon and the player himself wanting to make the move permanent, his latest heroics will only make it even harder for the board to ignore the manager’s wishes.

When the men in green and white haven’t been firing on all cylinders it has been Forster that has been the difference in winning and losing and as the last line of defence he presents a formidable obstruction for opposition strikers.

Should Celtic break the bank for Forster?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Fans of the Parkhead club will be hoping that his services can be retained beyond the summer as the man with England ambitions continues to impress and contribute to an incredible season of success.