Forster: Big future ahead for Saints duo

By SFC Media time Mon 27 Mar International
Photo by Matt Watson | Fraser Forster

Fraser Forster has backed his Southampton teammates James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond to make many more appearances for the senior England team.

Both players made their full Three Lions debut in last week's 1-0 friendly defeat in Germany, having been selected in the squad for the first time.

Forster, who is a mainstay of the England set-up, believes he will be seeing them plenty more times in the future for country, as well as club.

"It's been brilliant," said the keeper, who was also in the squad alongside fellow regular Ryan Bertrand. "It's been a fantastic week.

"Berty's played both games and obviously for these two to get their first caps is something special for them and they'll use that to kick on and it'll be the first of many for both of them.

"It was a good week for us at Southampton, but also a good result [2-0 against Lithuania] and a clean sheet and three more points, so it ticks another box on the way to next summer."

The Saints quartet now return to their club ahead of a busy week that will see them play three games in eight days, starting with Saturday's home game against Bournemouth, before they host Crystal Palace and then visit West Brom.

"It's very important," said Forster. "I think we need to get a few results and obviously get that momentum and it would set us up nicely going into the end of the season.

"We still want to have a strong finish and we need to win the games that we've got coming up."

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