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World Cup involvement so valuable for Celtic's Forster

Fraser Forster is confident that his involvement with England at the 2014 FIFA World Cup will make him a better player.

The Celtic goalkeeper was part of England's 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil and although he did not feature in any of the Three Lions' group stage matches, he feels the experience has benefitted him.

"It was a fantastic experience. It was great to be part of a World Cup in Brazil," Forster told Celtic TV.

"It would have been nice to have stayed in the competition a bit longer but we played well in the games and didn't get the results we needed.

"On a personal level it was good to be involved. I think I learnt a lot. You spend a lot of time around people that you're not normally around.

"You watch and learn what other people do and try to take one or two per cent from other people and incorporate that into your game, or your training or gym work. There is plenty you can learn."

Forster will be back in competitive match action with Celtic when the Scottish champions take on Icelandic club KR Reykjavik in a Champions League qualifier on July 15.

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