At the moment, we are not quite sure who will be a Celtic goalkeeper this time next season. One player who seems certain to be is Scott Bain, who recently signed a long-term contract with the club.
However, Fraser Forster’s future is up in the air. He is set to return to Southampton when his loan deal expires at the end of the season. As yet, Forster is unsure where he will be playing next season, and he isn’t yet thinking about it.
“Take care of itself”
“I’m only focusing on the short-term really, so much of what will happen will be out of my hands. I’m just concentrating week by week, enjoying it while I can. The rest will take care of itself” he said recently, as reported by Sky Sports.
As for Craig Gordon, his contract expires at the end of the season, and you would expect him to leave the club for free in the summer.
Some Celtic fans may be concerned about the prospect of two goalkeepers potentially leaving. Especially if one of those is Forster. He has been in wonderful form for the Hoops this season.
However, it should be remembered that when Scott Bain was Celtic’s number one goalkeeper he was excellent, and a key part of Celtic’s treble victory last season.
On-loan duo could play a part
Neil Lennon would have no concerns about making Bain his number one should that have to happen. There is also a pair of goalkeepers out on loan playing regular football who may well return to Celtic next summer.
Ross Doohan has been a first-team regular for Ayr United, signed a four-year deal with the Hoops last season, and has been at Ayr on loan for the last two seasons.
That duo could well be battling it out for the Celtic number one slot for years to come. With three goalkeepers likely to be at Celtic Park next season, the Hoops would still be set fair in the goalkeeping position, even if Forster and Gordon leave.
It would be a real shame if Forster didn’t manage to extend his second spell at Celtic. However, the Hoops should still be able to cope next season, even if they don’t add any more goalkeepers to the side in the summer.