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Forster fears Celtic exodus

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Fraser Forster echoes the thoughts of Celtic manager Neil Lennon that star players will leave © Getty Images
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Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has said he fears some of the club's big-name players could be on their way out in the summer.

The runaway Scottish Premier League leaders were knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus on Wednesday, losing 2-0 in Turin to go out 5-0 on aggregate after a memorable campaign including a 2-1 victory over Barcelona.

Their run has brought both praise for and interest in several players, and manager Neil Lennon has expressed concerns over keeping some of his star players this summer.

Forster said: "There have been some fantastic performances - various performances will have caught the eye throughout the competition.

"We'll just have to wait and see what happens in the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if one or two faces leave, but no doubt we'll bring in a few as well."

The goalkeeper said Celtic's players had had their appetites whetted by the Champions League campaign and that the home defeat of Barca had been "something special with the atmosphere, and something that might only happen once in a lifetime".

And he added: "We're a very ambitious squad, and we're all hoping for more nights like that."

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