Premier League: Fraser Forster loving life at Southampton
Last Updated: 24/11/14 7:09pm
Fraser Forster has 'tremendous memories' from his time at Celtic, but is enjoying a 'fresh start' at Southampton.
The England international completed a £10million move to St Mary’s over the summer following four productive years – two of which were spent on loan – at Parkhead.
Forster was able to forge quite a reputation during his time in Scotland, with Celtic offering him a Champions League stage on which to impress.
England recognition came on the back of a number of eye-catching displays, but the 26-year-old admits he still jumped at the chance to test himself in the Premier League when the opportunity arose.
He said ahead of a meeting with Aston Villa on Monday, with Southampton looking to cement their standing in second place: “I’ll always be thankful for what Celtic did for me.
“I have absolutely tremendous memories from there. I just felt in the summer it was time for something new, a fresh start.
“Southampton gave me that and we’ve had a great start. It’s been brilliant and I’ve loved every minute.
“It’s now important to work as hard as I can, play as well as I can and see where we go from there.
“Credit for our start goes to the manager, Ronald Koeman, and the coaches for the side they have put together.
“But it’s only a start. There’s still three-quarters of the season to go. It’s important we hit the ground running again after the international break.”