Former Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster won’t be first-choice for Southampton this season – according to a tweet from Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph.

The English goalkeeper was re-signed by Neil Lennon last season, and went on to have a storming campaign as we won both of the domestic trophies on offer.

But once Forster’s loan ended, he wasn’t up for returning to Parkhead, and instead moved back to the English south coast.

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But now – as Joseph reports – Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has said that Alex McCarthy will remain as his first-choice keeper, while Forster could even be sent out on loan again.

Given that Forster didn’t want to return to Celtic again this season, some Hoops fans may feel that karma has come round to bite the big Englishman.

Those supporters were certainly easy to spot in and around Joseph’s tweet on Thursday afternoon.



Fraser Forster celebrates a Celtic trophy win

Fraser Forster celebrates a Celtic trophy win / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

There should be no ill feeling towards Forster

It’s only natural for football supporters to rejoice in the misfortune of someone who has turned their club down.

But Forster’s performances last season should secure his status as someone who is viewed positively by the Hoops support.

He won us the Betfred Cup final last season, and also helped enormously during the Europa League double over Lazio.

Forster didn't save everything that came his way

Forster didn’t save everything that came his way / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Forster could have been our keeper for the ten had he wanted, but it now seems like he’ll spend the season sitting on a bench somewhere.

That’s a shame. But it’s down to his own decisions. He’s not a Celtic man but, to be fair, he never claimed to be.

Hopefully he can catch a break somewhere and get back to playing some regular football.

He deserves that for the effort he put in here last season.

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