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FORSTER ADMITS FRUSTRATION

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FRASER FORSTER admits to a fortnight’s frustration in the delay to get going again after Celtic’s first domestic loss at Livingston.

The international break interrupted the eight-in-a-row champions’ desire to respond to a dismal result in West Lothian.

However, they get the opportunity to get back on track when Ross County visit Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.

The towering keeper, who returned to the Hoops on a season-long loan from Southampton in August, told this week’s Celtic View: “We’ll all be excited to get going again, especially with the desire to get a win on the board after that last result.

“We’ve had a bump in the road, but it’s about how you respond to it.

“You need to take what you can from the game, learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. We’ll be judged on how we bounce back and we’ll be looking to prove a point.

“It’s a little frustrating that it was the international break because we wanted to go into it off the back of a win, but we can’t control what’s happened.

“The international boys were away working hard while the rest of us here were also working hard so we’ll be in a good place, ready for our next game.”

With unfortunate timing, Forster celebrated his 200th appearance in the loss against Gary Holt’s side.

He added: “It’s always nice to reach those milestones. I’ve never set out to play a certain number of games, but when you tick them off and someone tells you that was your 200th game or your 100th clean-sheet, you’re always taken back a bit.

“It’s great to make that many appearances for a club like this and, hopefully, there are many more to come.”

Forster made his second debut when he played in the 3-1 win over Hearts in Glasgow in August.

Until the 1-1 draw with Hibs at Easter Road, the Hoops had enjoyed a 100 per cent domestic record, but dropping five points in two games was not in the script.

The fans are hoping for a backlash against the Highlanders tomorrow.

 

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