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Giant keeper aims to be Celtic’s number one

By | 25th August 2010

Following his arrival from Newcastle United on a season-long loan, new Bhoy Fraser Forster believes that the move provides him with an opportunity not afforded to too many 22-year olds.

The 6’7″ shot stopper, who impressed on loan to Norwich City last season, claimed that it took little thinking on his part when Celtic manager Neil Lennon showed interest to bring him to the Parkhead.

According to Forster, the Glasgow outfit’s massive history as well as a chance to play in the Europa League will create unprecedented challenges that he looks forward to.

Speaking to the club’s website after his unveiling, the tallest player in Celtic history said: “There was a bit of talk last week and I found out there was a good chance of it happening on Friday night, Saturday morning, so it’s happened very quickly. I didn’t need talking into it though. I knew how big club it was and I couldn’t wait to come and get it started.”

He added: “When a club like Celtic comes along and want to take you on loan, it’s a fantastic opportunity to come and play in front of 60,000 people, play in Glasgow derbies, play in Europe –it’s not something you can turn down. Not many 22-year-olds will get the chance to play European football.

“It’s fantastic to come and get a chance to come to a big club where you are expected to win every week and that’s what I am planning on doing.

“It’s been a bit of a rush getting up here. I had my first training session today. It’s just a fantastic opportunity this season to show and prove to people I can show what I can do.”

Following the departure of Artur Boruc to Fiorentina, Lukasz Zaluska took over from his compatriot in the Celtic goal over the summer. Although the 28-year old has worked hard to make an impression, the arrival of Forster should further intensify the competition to become the Hoops’ number one.

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