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FRIMPONG’S FORSTER FRENZY

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JEREMIE FRIMPONG is a fully paid-up member of the Fraser Forster Fan Club.

Celtic’s exciting Dutch teenage right-back has only played a few games in front of the on-loan Southampton keeper, but he has seen enough to launch a tidal wave at the skyscraper shotstopper.

Frimpong won his first-ever medal last month when he was red-carded in an incident that saw Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit awarded a penalty-kick in the Betfred League Cup Final.

It came in the 64th minute – only moments after Christopher Jullien scored what turned out to be the only goal of the game – but the ex-England international dived superbly to his right to beat away Alfredo Morelos’ spot-kick.

Forster won the Man-of-the-Match award for his Hampden heroics – and Frimpong breathed a sigh of relief.

HAMPEN HERO…Fraser Forster dives to save Alfredo Morelos’ penalty-kick.

The 19-year-old Amsterdam-born defender told a club website: “What a guy! Even in training, you can’t score past him! I’m like: ‘Are you okay? Do you want to let us score, maybe just once?’

“I heard he gets called The Great Wall after the Barcelona win in 2012 – I can believe that. He’s too good.”

The double-act are likely to be back in action when the holders set out in the first defence of their Scottish Cup against Championship side Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday evening.

Frimpong will have happy memories of the Jags – he made his debut for the Hoops against Ian McCall’s side in the Betfred League Cup when Celtic won 5-0 at Parkhead in September.

The teenager hit the ground running – and he has hardly stopped!

 

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