Celtic keeper Forster has World Cup chance

England manager Roy Hodgson insists Fraser Forster is certainly a chance to make his World Cup squad this year.

England manager Roy Hodgson insists Fraser Forster is certainly a chance to make his World Cup squad this year.

The 25-year old Celtic goalkeeper is one of a handful of English keepers vying for three positions in the final squad for Brazil 2014 and Hodgson admits the former Newcastle United man is still heavily in his plans.

Manchester City’s Joe Hart appears to have the number one shirt sewn up while West Bromwich Albion’s Ben Foster, Norwich City’s John Ruddy, Forster and Stoke City youngster Jack Butland who is on loan at Leeds United.

Forster recently kept a Scottish record for clean sheets prompting Hodgson to praise his efforts and speak positively of his World Cup opportunity.

“Joe Hart and Ben Foster are playing well for their teams, as is Fraser, John Ruddy at Norwich and young Jack Butland,” he said.

“Joe Hart is in pole position because he has played in all the games. Before I start changing that somebody will need to really work hard because Joe is a proven No.1 for England.

“For the two other positions there is lots of competition and I will be looking on with great interest to see what happens between now and May when I name my squad for Brazil.

“But I must say I am really pleased for Fraser to break the Scottish clean sheet record.

“It is a great achievement and he deserves it because he’s been playing very well.

“Celtic are also doing really well and they are sweeping everyone aside they meet and that is good for Fraser.

“I am pleased for Fraser because it is a very important record and it will take some time before a milestone like that is beaten again.

“I certainly expect him to hold that particular record for years to come.”

 
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