Fraser Forster deserves chance against Scotland

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Former Celtic star Fraser Forster should be given the opportunity to stake his claim for a regular England place on the ground he made his name.

England face rivals Scotland at Celtic Park on Tuesday and Forster would no doubt love to face some of his former colleagues on his old stomping ground.

With Roy Hodgson confirming Joe Hart has left the squad ahead of the upcoming match, it has become a straight decision between Forster or Ben Foster to take Hart's place.

Top form so far

Forster will certainly fancy his chances if the England manager bases his decision on current form.

The 6ft 7in stopper is part of the Southampton defence that is the tightest in the top four English leagues, and his part in that run has not gone unnoticed.

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The Saints defence has now gone four Premier League matches without conceding and with the 26-year-old between the sticks, they have been exposed only four times this season.

Celtic reunion

Another reason Forster would surely love to be involved is that the match against the auld enemy is taking place at his former club.

Forster made his name during some memorable Champions League performances for Celtic at Celtic Park and the chance to go back would prove a special occasion.

The chance to showcase his ability in front of his former fans, against many of his former teammates would certainly be another interesting battle, especially with the tension already building for the fixture.

Foster or Forster?

Hodgson now has to choose whether to go with Forster, who has been in fine form for Southampton so far this season, or West Bromwich Albion's Ben Foster.

The England boss might also decide to give both keepers 45 minutes each, with both of them deserving a chance to stake a claim for the number one jersey.

If Hodgson chooses Forster, he will definitely be choosing a goalkeeper in form. Forster would also relish the opportunity to face some of his former teammates, especially with the form he is in at the moment.

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