Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster hopes for chance to impress

England goalkeeper Fraser Forster

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Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has warned his England team-mates to expect an unbelievable atmosphere when they take to the Parkhead pitch for Tuesday’s friendly international against Scotland.

Former Celtic shot-stopper Forster is hoping he is handed a rare start for his country in the game.

The 26-year-old spent four years with the Bhoys before moving to Southampton in the summer and knows how loud the crowd can be at big games, having experienced several intense Champions League games at the ground.

Forster said: “It would be a fantastic opportunity if I do get to play. I’ve obviously sampled it at club level but to play in a Scotland-England game would be a dream come true.

“It will be an unbelievable atmosphere at Parkhead. Even the Barcelona players came out and said it was the best atmosphere they’d ever played in after we took them on in the Champions League.”

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart picked up a knock during Saturday’s 3-1 win against Slovenia, so Roy Hodgson will turn to either Forster or Ben Foster to start Tuesday’s friendly.

Forster has only won two caps for his country to date. He earned his first call-up to the senior England squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland in October 2012 and finally made his debut in a friendly against Chile 12 months ago.

His second appearance for his country came in England’s last warm-up game before the World Cup when he replaced Hart for the final 15 minutes of the goalless draw with Honduras.

England are 2.15 to win Tuesday’s friendly, while Scotland can be backed at 3.28.

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