After Alex McCarthy tested positive for the corona virus, Fraser Forster will finally get his chance to impress at Southampton.
With Southampton’s first-choice stopper now in self-isolation, the former Celtic loanee is likely to start for the Saints in tonight’s home game against champions Liverpool.
The club announced that McCarthy tested positive and Forster is number two ahead of Angus Gunn on Ralph Hassenhuttl’s list, who was recently told he might leave the club on loan.
Since big-money signing Vasilis Barkas, who arrived from AEK Athens for £ 5m in the summer, flopped, Celtic have secretly hoped to get Forster back. If the Englishman impresses tonight at St Mary’s, as McCarthy is out for at least 10 days, it is likely that he might get a spot in the side.
I think Fraser is a really good alternative,” Manager Hassenhuttl said. He is desperate to play now and has been waiting for his chance.”
He’s made a good development and it’s not the worst thing for a goalkeeper to make his season debut against a strong opponent, I guess, so you can prove yourself instantly. He’s here, I’m happy, and we have this alternative.