Some Southampton fans look on with wonder after incredible Forster display for Celtic
Celtic fans were not the only set of supporters left impressed by the performance of goalkeeper Fraser Forster on Sunday.
It seems that some Southampton supporters also enjoyed his display.
Neil Lennon signed Forster on loan from Saints during the summer transfer window, years after moving to the English Premier League side from Celtic Park.
Although he enjoyed a good few seasons of regular action at St Mary’s, leading to England call ups and caps, he eventually fell out of favour.
For an extended spell, he wasn’t even making the bench on matchdays, which likely eventually prompted his return to Glasgow.
Under his old manager Lennon and goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods though, he’s thrived.
That was never more evident than against Rangers at Hampden yesterday, where an inspired performance helped the Hoops pick up a tenth successive domestic trophy.
He made save after save as the Ibrox side tried to find a breakthrough, then an equaliser. The 31-year-old even saved a penalty.
At this point, Celtic would be crazy not to try and pursue some kind of permanent deal for the player, but whether Southampton will be open to that remains to be seen.
It certainly seems that some Saints fans are keen on him returning to England, taking to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts…
Fraser Forster was an absolute wall today #saintsfc could do with him in that sort of form
— John Paul McGuckin (@ChalkyMcguckin) December 8, 2019
Painful seeing us struggle with goalkeepers and Fraser Forster is doing bits at Celtic 😅 #saintsfc
— Anthony🐧 (@AnthonyGarnett7) December 8, 2019
— Ben White (@benino76) December 8, 2019
Bring back Fraser Forster and say sorry ffs #saintsfc
— Finchy (@samdewar06) December 8, 2019
— Андрей (@EdinburghSaint) December 8, 2019
Always said our best goalkeeper is out on loan. You don’t become bad overnight. Yes, it is the Scottish League but you can only keep out what’s in front of you! He’s better than the Scottish League. #UnpopularOpinion #Saintsfc #GreenGiant #Forster pic.twitter.com/DVF8OYjdnv
— Karl Swanborough (@Swanborough888) December 9, 2019
#saintsfc get Forster back now, he seems to be in the form of his life. Got to get a decent CB in the new year sales. Get Che scoring in the U23s and then bring him into the 1st team.
— Alan (@SaintMaule) December 8, 2019