Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was thrilled with the return of goalkeeper Fraser Forster, as he ended a long spell on the sidelines by keeping a clean sheet in the 2-0 win over Watford.
Forster, who had not played since suffering a serious knee injury in March last year, had a quiet night at St Mary’s, but Koeman was delighted to see him again offering such an assured presence.
"Very pleased, because we know maybe it's a little bit less game time [than we would have liked] for Fraser, but he was confident to start and he showed his sureness in the goal,” Koeman told youtube.com/southamptonfc.
The Saints boss was also delighted to see his team record a clean sheet, with Forster only having to make one save all night, in the closing stages.
“He had one save in the final minute of the game and we were defending well, it was a good team performance and, ok, very pleased, because clean sheets for goalkeepers and defenders is a big one and finally we get one tonight,” said Koeman.