Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl has made clear his position on Fraser Forster, saying the goalkeeper isn’t part of his plans.
Reports earlier this week had suggested that the third choice ‘keeper was set to be selected for the Saints’ game against Leicester this weekend.
However Hasenhütll shot down the claim when asked whether he would be in contention, as reported by the Daily Echo, saying:
No not really.
I had to make the choice to have two strong keepers with Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy and I think they did it well. Both.
It will always be like it is if you have good experience made with one keeper then you don’t look for another one.
It can be that Fraser can take a game in the under-23s so it’s possible to do in the future because he needs to get back into the position where he is an option for other clubs maybe, and that’s what we try to force in the future.
The England international hasn’t been involved in the first-team since being dropped after the Boxing Day defeat to Tottenham in 2017.