Forster picks out his favourite Celtic memory, as he prepares for Parkhead return


Former Celtic stopper Fraser Forster has selected the Bhoys' win over Barcelona in the Champions League as his favourite memory at Parkhead.

Southampton's Fraser Forster is looking forward to the future after a fine start to life at his new club, but he had a chance to reminisce about his time at Celtic Park this week. 

Forster is part of the England squad which take on Scotland in a friendly this week and, as he prepares to return to North of the border, he admits he is excited about the prospect of playing at his old ground again. 

Although Forster added a number of awards to his trophy cabinet during his time in Scotland he feels that the side's win against Barcelona was the highest point of the time he had at the Scottish giants. 

Celtic pulled off that shock victory against Lionel Messi and his teammates two years ago this month and Forster says it is the stand-out moment career with the Bhoys. 

"I’ve got some fantastic memories of the place," he said to the Daily Record.

“Beating Barcelona was the best. That was a fantastic night but I’ve lots of special memories there, winning leagues, European games etc."

Forster says that the atmosphere on that memorable evening was amongst the best he has ever played in and he is expecting a similarly loud stadium on Tuesday night.

“Even the Barcelona players came out and said it was the best atmosphere they’d ever played in after we took them on in the Champions League," he said.

“It will be an unbelievable atmosphere at Parkhead."

Forster will be hoping to play a part in the fixture, but the chances are that he will be consigned to the substitutes' bench again. 

Joe Hart remains England's first-choice and Ben Foster is an apparent Roy Hodgson favourite because of the duo's time working together at West Bromwich Albion previously. 

Forster, however, can hardly be doing more to convince the Three Lions boss that he is ready to represent his country on a regular basis.

The 26-year-old has kept more clean-sheets than any other shot stopper in the Premier League so far this season, helping the Saints into second position in the table, and he will be aiming to continue this level of performance for the remainder of the season. 

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