Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster not thinking about England

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster

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Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster insists he is not thinking about a recall to the England set-up, despite his recent return from a long-standing knee injury.

The former Celtic stopper spent ten months on the sidelines after sustaining the problem in March last year, but he has impressed on his return to the first-team fold, keeping three successive clean sheets in victories against Watford, West Brom and Manchester United.

The 27-year-old’s fine form has helped the Saints rise from 13th to 8th in the Premier League table, and speculation of a return to Roy Hodgson’s England squad is gathering pace.

Forster has won three caps for the Three Lions to date and he could be part of the squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Holland in March, although the stopper himself insists he is not thinking about an international return.

When asked if he was thinking of an international recall, Forster said: “Not at all to be honest. I’m just delighted to be back playing football.”

The former Newcastle youngster has not made an international appearance since November 2014, although he was part of England’s World Cup squad during that same year, and he will be hoping to be involved in the team’s Euro 2016 campaign this summer.

The Three Lions have been drawn in Group B for the competition, alongside Russia, Wales and Slovakia, and they are available at 1.91 to win the group and 1.11 to progress to the knockout stages.

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