Celtic sign goalkeeper Fraser Forster on loan

17 August 2011 05:30
Safe hands: Forster back at Celtic Park[LNB]Celtic have signed goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a season-long loan from Newcastle subject to registration. [LNB]As Sportsmail revealed on Wednesday, the 23-year-old will spend a second season at Celtic Park having played 44 times in a similar arrangement last term, which included a Scottish Cup triumph. [LNB]Celtic boss Neil Lennon told www.celticfc.net: 'We're absolutely delighted as he's been our main target, basically, since the end of last season.[LNB] 'We've worked hard in the background to try and bring him in and we've eventually done that so we're very, very pleased. [LNB]'It's given myself a boost and it's given the squad a huge boost as well as we've now got three very, very good goalkeepers, so there's great competition in that area, which is what we wanted all along. [LNB] 'I felt we'd always get a keeper. Fraser was the one who was top of the list but there were other options that we could have gone for but we're thrilled that he's here now.' [LNB]Lennon has searched far and wide this summer for somebody to provide competition for Lukasz Zaluska and Dominic Cervi. [LNB]Speaking ahead of Thursday night's Europa League play-off first leg against Swiss side Sion at Parkhead and before the deal was confirmed, he said: 'We hope to have him registered in time for tomorrow night.' [LNB] On whether he will face Sion, Lennon added: 'We will have to see his condition. [LNB]'The form of Lukasz has been very good so we will weigh these things up.[LNB] 'But it has given myself and the squad a boost.[LNB]'We have three very good goalkeepers so there is great competition in that area which is what we wanted.'[LNB] CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMEWolves mourn Munro as former Scotland defender dies after suffering a heart attackThe Insider: Drogba swap could tempt Spurs to part with Modric, Celtic want KuszczakAll the latest Celtic FC news, features and opinion[LNB] [LNB]

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