Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is battling it out with Allan McGregor to become the shot-stopper who has kept most clean sheets in the Scottish Premiership this season.

As shown by the SPFL, both players have helped their sides to 13 clean sheets so far in league competition, with Forster playing a game more than McGregor to date.

Motherwell ‘keeper Mark Gillespie is two behind, with Aberdeen regular Joe Lewis a further two off of that.

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With Celtic being the form team in the division right now, it seems likely that Forster will soon be moving clear of the Ibrox man.

In 2020 so far it’s been a neck and neck battle in terms of clean sheets, if not goals conceded.

Forster has had four shut-outs, as has McGregor. However, Celtic have let in just three league goals since the turn of the year. Rangers meanwhile have let in double, with six.

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Golden gloves are nothing new

The Englishman ending the season top of the tree would be no surprise.

In his four previous seasons at Celtic Park he’s led the league in clean sheets, keeping a massive 21 in 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2013/14. In 2012/13, he still had the honour despite keeping just 12.

He finished ahead of McGregor in the first two of those four campaigns.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster saving a Rangers penalty

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster saving a Rangers penalty / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Obviously the only thing that matters come the end of May is which team has lifted the trophy but with Forster between the sticks, Celtic have a ‘keeper who can perform in pressure moments and stay consistent enough week-to-week.

His record for the Hoops is remarkable this season, as it has been throughout his career in Glasgow.

Hopefully, we can convince the big man to make Celtic Park his permanent home once again this summer, when his loan from Southampton expires.

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