Fraser Forster has had his time at Celtic

Fraser Forster has his day, it’s time to look forward not back…

 Goalkeeper Fraser Forster of England directs his defence during the International Friendly match between Scotland and England at Celtic Park on November 18, 2014. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Best days are behind him

Fraser Forster was yesterday told by Ange Postecoglou that he is free to leave Spurs. So predictably with Celtic needing a replacement for Frasers ex-England team mate, the retiring Joe Hart, it didn’t take long for his name to be touted as a potential replacement.

Fraser is of course well know to Celtic. He’s a talented goalkeeper who has done us a good turn in the past over two stints at the club.  However at 36 it’s safe to say that his best days are behind him.

 Fraser Forster of Celtic FC looks on during the Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC at Camp Nou on December 11, 2013. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Lacks footwork skills for modern keeper

He’s also been limited in the number of first team matches he’s played these past few seasons, so his match sharpness will be very questionable. And while he is a wonderful shot stopper, he is less impressive with the ball at his feet, so doesn’t really fit the bill for the modern day goalkeepers.

We should be looking at a younger keeper, one who not only has the quality and the experience, but one who has the hunger to succeed. Fraser is now at a stage of his career when he’s seen and done it all, and maybe looking for one last pay day.

Fraser Forster looks to distribute the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on April 30, 2023. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

He’s not the man to replace Joe Hart

It’s time for looking forward and not back. While Fraser is highly regarded and loved at Celtic Park, he’s not the man to replace Joe Hart in my opinion, and he’s not the kind of goalkeeper that I reckon Brendan Rodgers wants as his number one keeper.

Celtic needs to be looking elsewhere for a replacement. We need to show more imagination in our search for Joe Hart’s replacement. Not a former player who just happens to be available.

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 James Forrest celebrates scoring Celtic’s third goal of the game during the cinch Premiership match at  Rugby Park against Kilmarnock on Wednesday 15, 2024. Photo JaneBarlow

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