Scottish Football

Forster revels in progress

Thursday 29th August 2013 12:38

Fraser Forster: Celtic goalkeeper celebrates with captain Scott Brown

Fraser Forster: Celtic goalkeeper celebrates with captain Scott Brown

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster believes securing UEFA Champions League football may aid his hopes of travelling to next year's World Cup.

Forster was called into the England squad on Tuesday for next month's qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine.

And the 25-year-old feels he has an extra reason to celebrate Celtic's 3-2 aggregate victory over Shakhter Karagandy.

"It's obviously a World Cup year and it's crucial to be playing Champions League football, especially at a club with the calibre of Celtic," said Forster.

"It will be a fantastic opportunity again to test ourselves against the best players in the world, which is something we all want to do.

"It's been a good week, I'll take that. It's been brilliant. It's obviously nice to be in the England set-up again.

"Every season seems to be big and I just need to keep myself going. We had a fantastic year last season.

"We have lost a few players since then but it has been key for us to get in the Champions League again and it keeps everyone moving forward."

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