Fraser Forster named February's Barclays Premier League Player of the Month

Fraser Forster's fine form has seen him named Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for February.

Fraser Forster named February's Barclays Premier League Player of the Month
Forster beat five other candidates to the award (photo source: Southampton FC)

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been named the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for February after keeping three clean sheets in Saints four games.

The 27-year-old made his return to first team action after a long term injury, and hit the ground running as he made numerous saves to ensure Southampton continued their impressive form.

The month saw the shot stopper beat Saints 15-year-old club record by not conceding a goal for 708 minutes in the top-flight.

Forster trumped five other players to the prize and claims the award over Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Willian, Christian Eriksen and Robert Huth.

Forster delighted

Forster is now looking to use the award to continue his good form for the rest of the season, he told Southampton’s official website: “It’s obviously fantastic to win the award, but it’s another incentive to keep working as hard as I can until the end of the season.

Reflecting on a month which saw the Saints claim two wins, over West Ham United and Swansea City, one draw away against Arsenal, and a narrow defeat to Chelsea, the former Celtic goalkeeper said: “I think it was a good month all round. We put in a lot of good performances as a team with a good run of clean sheets.

He continued: “It’s obviously nice to get the award, but it’s credit to the players in front of me.

Forster won a lot of praise following an excellent performance against Arsenal (photo source:getty)
Forster won a lot of praise following an excellent performance against Arsenal (photo source:getty)

Saints looking to bounce back

The Saints have hit a minor dip in form following their defeat to Chelsea, which halted a run of six consecutive clean sheets.

With a disappointing result in the local derby against Bournemouth that was quickly followed by a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Sunderland.

Though with their goalkeeper recognised for his outstanding performances the Saints will be looking forward to returning to action as they face a tough task away against Stoke City this weekend, in a game Forster will have to once again play well in as they search to get back to winning ways.