Forster - I would love to stay with Norwich City

PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:19 10 September 2010

Fraser Forster (back, left) admits Norwich will be his first choice next season – if Newcastle United decide to loan him out again. Picture: Nick Butcher

Fraser Forster (back, left) admits Norwich will be his first choice next season – if Newcastle United decide to loan him out again. Picture: Nick Butcher

Fraser Forster is fast becoming the most wanted man in Norwich - and has given his clearest indication yet that Carrow Road could be home again next season.

Fraser Forster is fast becoming the most wanted man in Norwich - and has given his clearest indication yet that Carrow Road could be home again next season.

The keeper has been a revelation during his loan spell from Newcastle, which stretches back to Paul Lambert's second game in charge - at Hartlepool at the end of August.

City fans know a thing or two about good keepers, which is why Forster was runner-up to Grant Holt in the Player of the Year voting.

And when they spotted young back-up keeper Declan Rudd warming up on the touchline minutes before the final whistle on Saturday, they quickly realised they were being handed a chance to say a special individual thank-you to the 22-year-old.

The chant of "Fraser Forster one more year" has followed him for weeks and it rang out as loud as ever on Saturday. The message from Forster is that it was appreciated - but could it be enough to persuade him to come back?

"Everyone knows how I feel about it," he said.

"I'd love to come back, but it's not my decision, nor Paul Lambert's really - well obviously it's his decision whether he wants me back - but it's all down to Newcastle if they will let me come back and what plans they have for me, so we will just have to wait and see what happens over the summer.

"I know all the lads and it would be easy to slip back in. I've loved it here since I've come. The manager has been brilliant with me and I would love to come and work with Paul Lambert again.

"If only it was my choice, but it's not. We just have to wait and see what Newcastle decide to do with me."

Seeing your shirt number on the sub's board isn't usually a good sign, but it helped make it a special day for Forster.

"I was delighted - the fans have been brilliant with me since I came and supported me all season and it's just nice to come and get that reception," he said.

"I got the players' player (award) and then to come second to Grant Holt, I am delighted with that because to score 30 goals in a season is unbelievable and he quite rightly won it, but I was delighted to receive that off the fans.

"It's been a fantastic season and it was brilliant to go and show off the trophy to the fans. It's been a bit of a weird one finishing it early because it feels like we've been celebrating for a while now, but I am just delighted we have lifted the trophy here as opposed to an away game.

"It's obviously not ideal the way we finished the season, but it's about what you do in the previous 45 games and we've finished the job off, which is brilliant for us."

"It's a moment that will stay with you for the rest of your life and you have just got to be delighted with that and no one can take that away from you."

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