Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton is backing his former club to re-sign Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster after Scott Bain’s struggles in the defeat to Cluj on Wednesday.
The former Dundee shot-stopper was culpable for the Romanian side’s third, and Sutton wants manager Neil Lennon to go after the England international as his replacement:
“Scott Bain’s goalkeeping for the third goal proved what I’ve been saying for ages. Celtic need a better keeper and Fraser Forster is available. The sight of Bain kicking a free-kick away from 30 yards in the first half helped to unsettle everyone.”
Forster was sold by Celtic for £10m five years ago, but he has seen his fortunes fall sharply over the past couple of years. He is currently the Saints’ third-choice goalkeeper behind Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy.
Now 31 years of age, he does have a great deal of experience but he will need to regain his confidence if he were to make the return to Parkhead.
During his first spell at Celtic, Forster made 197 appearances in all competitions, winning three league titles and two Scottish Cups. He has also worked under Lennon before having originally been signed on loan by the Irishman in 2010.