JAMES FORREST has urged fans’ favourite Fraser Forster to return to Celtc for a tilt at ten.
The towering keeper’s anticipated comeback at the champions has stalled and Neil Lennon insists he is looking at options for the No.1 position.
Forster was the man in charge last term when he agreed a season-long loan deal from Southampton and made 39 appearances in all competitions.
Craig Gordon completed the campaign as the six times-capped England international’s back-up shotstopper, but he quit the Hoops at the end of his contract last month to rejoin Hearts.
That leaves Scott Bain, who played eight times, as the club’s only experienced netminder with Conor Hazard and Ross Doohan in reserve.
Forrest’s Scotland team-mate and ex-Celt David Marshall, ex-England No.1 Joe Hart and AEK Athens’ highly-rated Vasilios Barkas have all been linked with Scotland’s title kings.
The winger, who will fly out to France tomorrow with his team-mates – except Leigh Griffiths, as CQN reportedearlier today – as boss Lennon prepares his squad for a monumental campaign.
Forrest, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “Everyone is hoping Fraser comes back. I played alongside Fraser before and then last season he came back and did tremendous.
“We just need to wait and see over the next couple of weeks to see what he decides, but we all want him back.”
The Hoops will face Lyon, Nice and Paris Saint-Germain in friendlies within the next week as they step up their match fitness levels before they kick off the Premiership campaign against Hamilton Accies at Parkhead on Sunday, August 2.