DONE DEAL! Fraser Forster ‘delighted’ as he ‘comes home’ to Celtic

Fraser Forster has rejoined Celtic on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The towering goalkeeper, who asked for the number 67 jersey, said it feels like he’s ‘coming home’ and is looking forward to working under Neil Lennon again.

Forster was outstanding in his first period at the club and will be hoping to recapture some of the form that persuaded Southampton to pay around £10m for him five years ago.

Speaking to the Celtic website, Forster said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here, it feels like I’m coming home and I’m buzzing to be back at this great club.”

“Now, I just want to get back training and get back playing.

“Obviously, I know what the number 67 means to this great club. It’s an honour to wear the shirt and an even bigger honour to wear this number.

Scott Bain is out for 6-8 weeks and cover and competition was needed for Craig Gordon. Forster may represent something of a gamble, but if he get close to where he was in his first spell it could prove to be a great move for both parties.

He continued: “I loved my time here before and I felt like it was the right number for me, I’m really proud to wear it, and I want to do my absolute best for this club.

“The gaffer has always been brilliant with me, and when the opportunity came up to come back and work with him again, it was one that was too good to turn down.

“I’m delighted to be back – Woodsy is still here, and I know a lot of the lads, which is makes it feel like I’ve come back home. With that in mind, I hope I can fit straight back in.”


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