Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been selected by Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson for England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

 Impressive performances between the sticks during the Bhoys’ Champions League exploits have helped Forster secure a place in the squad where he will challenge fellow goalkeepers Joe Hart and Ben Foster for the number one jersey.

 Forster has yet to make his debut for the Three Lions despite being involved in England’s 4-2 friendly defeat to Sweden in November 2012 where he remained an unused substitute.

 The highly-rated stopper, who joined Celtic on a permanent basis from Newcastle in the summer, was also included in the England squad to face San Marino and Poland last October but he was forced to withdraw through injury.

 Although Manchester City stopper Hart is expected to start the all-important qualifiers later this month, Forster is set to battle it out with West Bromwich Albion keeper Foster for a place on the bench.

 It is the first time Foster, who worked under Hodgson at The Hawthorns, has returned to the England fold after withdrawing from England contention two years ago. 


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