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Ex-West Brom, Celtic keeper Latchford hopes Forster makes England squad

Former West Bromwich Albion and Celtic goalkeeper is hopeful that Fraser Forster is included in England's squad for this summer's World Cup.

The 25-year old former Newcastle United gloveman is in with a great chance of forcing his way into Roy Hodgson's 23-man roster for Brazil 2014 and Latchford has his fingers crossed that he does at it would benefit both the player and the Glasgow giants greatly.

"I hope he does go to the World Cup, because it will be fantastic experience for him and he can bring it back into the domestic game here," Latchford told the Scotsman.

"Playing in Scotland does not preclude him from going to the World Cup. He has played for Celtic in the Champions League, and that is a high level.

"I don't think it's inevitable that he will leave Celtic, but if he does move on, he is going to encounter the same thing - long periods when he is not involved and has to stay focused. Unless he goes and signs for Brechin or something, but I don't think he will do that.

"He's a good keeper and wherever he goes, he will benefit from the experience he has gained here."

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