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Fraser Forster
Personal information
Full name Fraser Gerard Forster
Date of birth 17 March 1988 (1988-03-17) (age 21)
Place of birth    Hexham, England
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Norwich City
(on loan from Newcastle United)
Number 21
Youth career
2004–2006 Newcastle United
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2006–
2008
2009
2009–
Newcastle United
Stockport County (loan)
Bristol Rovers (loan)
Norwich City (loan)
00 (0)
06 (0)
04 (0)
30 (0)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 27 February 2010.
* Appearances (Goals)

Fraser Gerard Forster (born 17 March 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Norwich City, on loan from Newcastle United.

Forster attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, where he enjoyed success with the 1st team and the ISFA North-East team, which helped him secure a trial with Newcastle United. Forster played for local teams Stocksfield, Newburn and Wallsend. He also played for the Newcastle Schools team and for the Northumberland County team. He earned his first professional contract with Newcastle United.

Forster was Newcastle's third choice goalkeeper in the 2007–08 season while Tim Krul was on loan at Falkirk, and played as a regular in the reserves. He also deputised for much of the season as Shay Given suffered from injury and Steve Harper was forced to take his place.

With Krul back for the 2008–09 season and Given back to full fitness, it was the turn of Forster to go on loan.He was loaned out to Stockport County on 2 October 2008, to deputise for regular goalkeeper Owain Fôn Williams while he was away on international duty with Wales.[1] Forster started his first game for Stockport on 7 October in the Football League Trophy second round, where they lost 1–0 away to Bury.[2] He started his first league game for Stockport on 11 October, where his team drew 1–1 away to Southend United.[3] He returned to Newcastle on 1 November, after completing his loan stint at Stockport playing six league games and keeping three clean sheets. He was praised for inspired goalkeeping and fine saves.

Forster having been on the Bench for Newcastle on over 30 occasions in the Premier League and in the UEFA Cup needed regular playing experience.On 31 July 2009 Forster signed a month-loan deal with League One outfit Bristol Rovers. He kept two clean sheets in the four league games he played for them. After an outstanding contribution Brisol asked to extend the loan but Norwich City made a counter offer which was accepted by Newcastle. Paul Trollope was disappointed and commented that the team wanted Fraser between the sticks.He considered "Fraser has a great career ahead of him.

The Norwich City Manager was keen to sign Forster who he had seen play for both Stockport and Bristol Rovers. Forster then signed for Norwich City in a one month loan deal. It was then extended to the end of January 2010.

On 20 November 2009, Norwich City announced that they had agreed a deal with Newcastle United to extend Fraser's loan until the end of the 2009–10 season. He would also be allowed to play in any of City's Cup or Play Off games. He has played over 20 games for City and is noted for his incredible saves and shotstopping. The Norwich City Manager,Paul Lambert,has praised world class saves and a terrific contribution to the team.

In November 2009 Forster was Norwich City Player of the Month. Forster is attracting interest from several Premiership Clubs [4]

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