Goalkeepers don’t always have the best of games. Sometimes they can make misjudgements that can cost their team a goal.
That does not mean that the player is out of form though, and should be dropped from the first-team after an error.
That is the case for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster. For the most part, he has been excellent since returning to the Hoops this season.
However, he made what could be described as his first error for the Hoops, when he was lobbed by Lyndon Dykes in Livingston’s recent 2-0 win over Celtic.
It wasn’t even a noticeably bad blunder, but Forster will feel that he could have done better. With Celtic having three top class goalkeepers on their books, Forster will have to be at his best to keep his place in the team.
Should keep place in team despite error
Neil Lennon isn’t likely to drop Forster for the game against Ross County after not being at his best against Livingston though.
Lennon made Forster his first-choice goalkeeper as soon as he signed for the club. It is going to take a lot more than one misjudgement to cause him to lose his place in the team.
Forster will want a clean sheet in his next game for the Hoops though. He will be frustrated that he has conceded goals in his last three league games for the side.
Other goalkeepers at club will be hoping for a chance
No doubt Craig Gordon and Scott Bain will be watching on with interest, as Forster deals with his first real setback since returning to Celtic.
The duo will be waiting in the wings, hoping for another chance for the Hoops this season. Gordon may get his chance for the Hoops in the Betfred Cup.
For the rest of the season though, it seems that Forster will be Celtic’s number one goalkeeper. He deserves that accolade, and no error against Livingston should change that.