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Neil Lennon has said that the goalkeeper Fraser Forster is extremely crucial to the success of the club. The 24-year-old goalkeeper is regarded as one of the young and extremely good goalkeepers in the country. To be able to the present Celtic at this stage of his career shows a lot about the player according to the Celtic manager Neil Lennon.

Fraser Forster was at his best in the Champions League match against Helsingborg in the midweek action. It was a match that almost put Celtic into the group stages of the Champions League, which in itself is valued at around £ 30 million in additional revenue to the club.

Speaking after the fantastic 2-0 win, Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely happy to have a goalkeeper like Fraser Forster, who made a number of fine saves from the Helsingborg in order to keep his side from conceding. This was the 53rd clean sheet that the player has kept in his 96 appearances for the Scottish club. This, however, might be his most important thing is Celtic career because it would enable the club be in the Champions League group stages for the first time in the last four seasons.

“I’ve always thought, from my own experience and from watching all the other teams play away from home in Europe, you do need your goalkeeper to play well. Whether it is Celtic, Manchester United, Juventus – any team. All good goalkeepers win matches for you. Allan McGregor did it for Rangers over the years, Andy Goram did it before that. Peter Schmeichel and Gigi 
Buffon also did it. Good goalkeepers are worth their weight in gold at times," said the Celtic manager after the 2-0 win over the Swedish club. Celtic will be facing the return leg on 30 August.