Celtic attacker James Forrest has shared that he and his teammates are still hoping that Fraser Forster decides to make a return to the club, The Daily Record reports.

Neil Lennon has previously confirmed that Celtic had agreed on a deal with Southampton to bring the player back next season but that the potential transfer went cold on the player’s end.

However, there remains hope within the Hoops dressing room that the veteran shot-stopper decides his future does lie in Glasgow after all.

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Forrest was asked about the subject this weekend and told The Daily Record: “Everyone is hoping Fraser comes back. I played with Fraser before and then last season he came back and did tremendously.

“We just need to wait and see over the next couple of weeks to see what he decides but we all want him back.”

Forster was a crucial part of our success last season, producing outstanding displays in a massive matches against Lazio and Rangers.

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If not for him, there’s a good chance we may not have progressed in Europe nor won the Scottish League Cup.

In the Scottish Premiership he was also a consistently calming presence for the defensive line, helping to keep 14 clean sheets in 28 appearances.

A return to Celtic Park would undoubtedly be an exciting transfer development.

Celtic loan keeper Fraser Forster

Fraser Forster in action for Celtic / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It would significantly boost our bid to make a push for an unprecedented tenth title in a row, providing the continuity we need at the back.

Will he please his former teammates and Celtic supporters everywhere?

Going by Forrest’s comments, it sounds like the next fortnight could be crucial for the future of the goalkeeping position.

Our fingers are crossed.

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