Foster relishing ‘hostile’ Scotland friendly

England goalkeeper Ben Foster expects a hostile atmosphere on Tuesday as they face Scotland at Parkhead.

The two nations will meet on Tuesday for the first time in 15 years and Foster believes that Celtic Park will be a different prospect to that of playing at Wembley, both on and off the pitch.

The Three Lions go into the game having maintained their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualifying after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Slovenia.

“From watching the game the other night [against the Republic of Ireland], they were kicking lumps out of each other,” he told the press.

“It was a good watch, very high-tempo, and I could feel the atmosphere sitting on my bed watching it. It was almost like they were getting more up for good tackles than they were for good passes.

“I’m sure we can expect pretty much the same atmosphere and the same sort of game so it would be a good one to be involved with.”

Meanwhile, whilst Foster is hoping for a start against Scotland, boss Roy Hodgson has claimed that former Celtic keeper Fraser Forster may be the correct man to start the game.

“It would be a dream come true to play,” said the now – Southampton man. “I’ve only sampled the atmosphere there at club level but Barca came away saying it was the best they’d ever played in. Given the calibre of players they’ve got, that tells you how unique it is.

“It’s a fantastic stadium, quite tight but really loud. I’ve lots of special memories from my time there, winning league titles and big European games, though that win over Barcelona is probably the best.

“It will be great to go back for the first time since I left, coming up against some close friends – Scott Brown, Charlie Mulgrew, Shaun Maloney, all top players – in a derby game, the sort you want to experience.”