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Monday, 25 May 2015

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Saintly transfer for Forster

TWO Tynedale lads will be hoping to cause a stir when the Premier League returns tomorrow.

England international goalkeeper Fraser Forster, originally from Stocksfield, has made a big money move to Southampton, while Prudhoe teenager George Honeyman is looking to break into the Sunderland first team after signing a professional contract.

The move from Celtic is set to cement Forster’s place in Roy Hodgson’s national squad.

The giant goalkeeper’s time in Glasgow was swamped with silverware and accolades, and he also caught the eye in Champions League games too.

However, he has been lured to the bright lights of the Premier League in a £10m deal as he looks to add to the two England caps .

Honeyman, meanwhile, will be knocking on the door of the Black Cats’ first team squad after impressing in a number of pre-season fixtures.

At the club at academy level since he was 10 years old, he is one of a handful of juniors who have caught the eye and will add strength in depth to the Wearsiders.

The promising midfielder has signed a contract at the club which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until the end of the 2015-2016 season.

Elsewhere, Ben Alnwick is on the move again and has signed a three-year deal at League One Peterborough, the goalkeeper from Prudhoe starring in the Posh’s opening two games.