Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl could give Fraser Forster a chance to impress, according to a report from the Mirror.

It is claimed that after failing to feature for the Saints since Boxing Day in 2017, the England international could be handed a lifeline at St Mary’s Stadium by the club’s new boss.

Forster saw his position in the starting line-up taken by Alex McCarthy midway through last season and proceeded to be excluded from the first team’s 18-man matchday squads. 

Southampton recruited Angus Gunn from Manchester City in the summer for a fee believed to be worth £13 million, seemingly spelling the end of the road for the former Celtic shot-stopper at the club.

However, after turning down proposals from elsewhere ahead of the current campaign, it seems Forster could be back in the picture under Hasenhuttl as the Austrian assesses all of the options at his disposal.

The 30-year-old still has another three-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract at the club.

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