Davie Provan was left stunned by Fraser Forster's Celtic performance

By John McGinley

December 15, 2019

Pundit and former Celtic player Davie Provan has given Fraser Forster immense credit for helping the Hoops deliver silverware this season, The Scottish Sun report.

Forster turned in one of the finest individual Celtic performances seen against Rangers last week, denying Alfredo Morelos and company in a 1-0 victory at Hampden.

It was just the latest in a string of supreme performances so far this season, which have come at home and abroad.

Provan thinks the Neil Lennon signing’s Hampden heroics is the best display he’s seen from a goalkeeper in a cup final.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “Cup finals are about watching the opposition going up first for their runners-up medals. You’re always better stealing the trophy than losing having played out of your skin.

“At the end of the day, Celtic’s resilience got them over the line. While a lot of teams would have folded when down to ten men, Celtic’s defending was heroic.

“Rangers should have Fraser Forster’s hands measured to make sure they’re legal. I’ve never seen a better cup final performance from a keeper.”

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster / (photo by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Lennon’s best signing?

There are arguments to make for other newcomers in the Celtic side when considering who our best acquisition during the summer transfer window was. Christopher Jullien and Jeremie Frimpong both stand out as excellent buys so far.

However, the influence of Forster can’t be understated when you consider his display not just against Rangers but throughout the Europa League Group Stage.

Overall he’s conceded just 13 goals in 20 matches this term, helping keep nine clean sheets (Transfermarkt). Others play their part in that, but it’s undeniable that he’s also won points and big matches almost single-handedly.

Hopefully, we are actively working on making his move permanent because the prospect of losing him at the end of the season is almost unthinkable.