Fraser Forster praises Celtic teammate James Forrest

James Forrest of Celtic FC celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates during a UEFA Europa League qualification match between AIK and Celtic FC at Friends arena on August 29, 2019...

Fraser Forster has raved about Celtic winger James Forrest.

Fraser Forster of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary's Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has suggested to The Glasgow Evening Times that James Forrest is world class.

Forster has praised Forrest for his development and progress at Celtic over the past few years.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper recently joined Celtic on loan from Premier League club Southampton in the summer transfer window.

The England international had loan spells at the Hoops from Newcastle United in 2010-11 and 2011-12 before making the move permanent in 2012 and joined the Saints in 2014 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £10 million.

Forster told The Glasgow Evening Times about Forrest: “James has gone on to be absolutely fantastic over the past few years.

“He’s just kicked on to a different level. Hopefully he’ll be the man who gets us through this year as well.

“He’s been fantastic. The first time he was younger, but was putting great performances in then. He’s just taken it up to a different level but is also consistently producing world class performances.”

Fraser Forster of Southampton gestures during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton FC at London Stadium on May 04, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Progress at Celtic

Forrest has been at Celtic since 2002 and has been a regular in the team for a number of years now.

Now 28, the Scotland international is at the peak of his powers, and there are no signs of the winger slowing down at all.

The winger has made 358 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops so far in his career, scoring 78 goals in the process, as stated on Celtic’s official website.

James Forrest of Celtic FC during a UEFA Europa League qualification match between AIK and Celtic FC at Friends arena on August 29, 2019 in Solna, Sweden.

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