Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster proud of clean sheet record

Fraser Forster
Forster joined Southampton from Celtic last summer

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster says the whole team should take credit for their excellent defensive record.

Forster has kept 11 clean sheets in the Premier League, the best record among top-flight keepers this season.

Saints have conceded just 17 goals in the league, the fewest of any of the 92 league clubs in English football.

"As a team we are proud. We defend from the front, work very hard out of possession and put teams under pressure," Forster said.

Premier League clean sheets 2014-15
Fraser ForsterSouthampton11
Lukasz FabianskiSwansea9
Simon MignoletLiverpool 9
Ben FosterWest Brom8
Brad GuzanAston Villa7
Thibaut CourtoisChelsea7
Joe HartManchester City7
David De GeaManchester United7

"It's credit to the team, and the back four have been so important in limiting teams' opportunities against us.

"If you can keep it 0-0 as long as possible, with the quality we've got up front, we're always going to score goals," he added to BBC Radio Solent.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and former Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar jointly hold the record for most clean sheets in a Premier League season, with 21.

Forster made a remarkable point-blank save from QPR's Charlie Austin in Saints' 1-0 win at Loftus Road on Saturday, tipping the ball over the crossbar after a downwards header from the in-form striker.

"I just stuck out my arm," Forster said. "It's nice to make the save but it's all about the team.

"It's my job and it's just nice to do my bit."