Fraser Forster says he still speaks to Celtic staff member every day

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Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster says that he still speaks to Celtic goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods every day.

Fraser Forster says that he still speaks to Celtic goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods nearly every day. 

Forster may have completed a move to Southampton in the summer, but he has kept in contact with Woods and considers him one of his closest friends.

Woods has worked wonders with Forster, developing him into one of the finest goalkeepers in Britain, and Forster certainly hasn't forgotten the role that the 44-year-old played in his development. 

“Woodsy and I still speak all the time, every day pretty much, and he’s what I’d class as a really close friend," he said to Celtic's official site. "He’s been brilliant for me and I can’t speak highly enough of him.

“He’s going to be a lifelong friend and Celtic are really lucky to have him.”

Forster made a return to Celtic Park last night, as he kept goal for England in their 3-1 win over Scotland. 

It was only his third cap for his country, but may have been the most special that he has received so far, given the circumstances. 

Forster represented Celtic for four years before moving to St. Mary's and he is still fondly remembered by supporters of the Scottish giants. 

The 26-year-old also looks back on him time with Celtic with pride and he says that it was great to be back at the place where he made his name. 

"I have some great memories here and it was fantastic to get the result, so I’m really delighted with that one," Forster commented.

The commanding stopper's attention will now return back to club matters, where he will be looking to continue to provide a solid platform for the Saints to build upon. 

Forster has the most clean-sheets of any goalkeeper in the Premier League so far and he will be looking for another shut-out when they take on struggling Aston Villa on Monday night. 

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