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Fraser Forster
Nationality:Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1:4 (0)
Date of birth:17 March 1988
Place of birth:Hexham, Northumberland
Height:6 ft 6 in
Position:Goalkeeper
Date joined:31 July 2009
Joined from:Newcastle United
Date left:28 August 2009
1 League appearances and goals only.

Fraser Forster is a goalkeeper who joined Rovers from Newcastle United on a one-month loan. His move came just two days after Steve Phillips's long time understudy Mike Green moved to Gloucester City on a season-long loan. Forster's move was confirmed on the day Newcastle legend Sir Bobby Robson passed away, and ended a month later when he joined Norwich City on loan, in spite of Rovers trying to extend the deal. He made four league appearances for Rovers, keeping two clean sheets, but did not play in either of the two League Cup fixtures during his spell as Newcastle did not want him cup tied.

CareerEdit

Forster began his career with Newcastle United, but as of June 2011 his only senior appearances have come while away on loan. He made seven appearances for Stockport County the season before he joined Rovers, impressing many observers during this spell, conceding just five goals and keeping three clean sheets. After his spells with Rovers and Norwich City during the 2009–10 season he was loaned out again, this time to Celtic for the whole of the 2010–11 campaign. He rounded off his first spell with the Glasgow club by picking up a Scottish FA Cup winners medal, thanks to a 3–0 win over Motherwell at Hampden Park.

The following season he was again loaned to Celtic for the year, this time winning the Scottish Premier League. After spending two full seasons on loan with The Bhoys, he moved to the Glasgow club on a permanent basis in the summer of 2012, with Celtic forking out a £2.5 million transfer fee for his services.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
2006–07Newcastle United 00
2007–08Newcastle United 00
2008–09Newcastle United 00
2008–09Stockport County (loan)60
2009–10Newcastle United 00
2009–10Bristol Rovers (loan)40
2009–10Norwich City (loan)380
2010–11Newcastle United 00
2010–11Celtic (loan)360
2011–12Newcastle United 00
2011–12Celtic (loan)330
2012–13Celtic 340


Record Against RoversEdit

Forster has played once against Rovers at first team level, in a 3–0 victory for Norwich City at the Memorial Stadium in 2010. He was also an unused substitute for Norwich in their 5–1 victory over the Pirates at Carrow Road in October 2009.

DateClubVenueResultNotes
1 May 2010Norwich CityMemorial Stadium3–0 to Norwich

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