Celtic should call upon Boruc and Forster for return

By Connor Gordon

November 15, 2018

Celtic must ask former fan favourites Artur Boruc and Fraser Forster to return to the club.

Both have fallen out of favour with their respective clubs in recent seasons.

Furthermore, they’ll be well within Celtic’s price range which is why The Bhoys should bid.

Fans aren’t entirely happy with current number on Craig Gordon and the jury is out on Scott Bain.

Celtic best place to reignite careers

Former Celtic cult hero Boruc has only nine appearances in his last two seasons with Bournemouth.

Forster’s last match with Southampton was Boxing Day in 2017 in a 5-2 defeat to Spurs.

Harry Kane inspired Spurs put five past Forster’s Southampton. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

This shows both men are out of favour with their clubs and it won’t be hard to entice them back to Parkhead.

There would be no better place than Parkhead for them to get back to the players we know them as.

Both are confidence players and playing at Celtic would definitely bring that back.

The fans already remember both fondly for fantastic performances domestically and in Europe.

On paper, both are far and wide better than the keepers Celtic currently have.

Experience key for improvement

Both players have played at the highest level with Celtic and can bring with them experience which is much needed in the starting XI.

Boruc was instrumental in helping Celtic qualify for the Champions League last 16 twice.

Forster’s star performance was the famous ‘La Gran Muralla’ match, beating Barcelona.

Neil Lennon congratulates Man of the Match against Barcelona after victory at Celtic Park. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gordon has came under fire quite a few times for his European performances, nor has he had a defining moment at Celtic like Forster and Boruc had.

Full focus on Celtic

When it comes to international football, players must be playing consistently for their clubs at a high level.

Both Boruc and Forster haven’t for a while due different reasons.

Polish legend Boruc has retired from international football and Forster’s performances has resulted in his fall down the pecking line.

Celtic handed both keepers the chance to play for their national teams due to their performances at Parkhead.

Forster could claim England spot with successful Celtic return. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

This would be a massive boost for Celtic because the player’s focus would only be on the club.

Furthermore, chance of an injury will also be lessened with fewer games and travel.

Gordon is already feeling the effects of a heavy schedule as he is currently out injured with Bain taking his place.

However, the ball is in Rodgers’ court, he must make a bid first.

It makes sense in financial and squad quality terms.