SAINTS great Peter Shilton thinks it’s time Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy start looking for other clubs.

The duo have fallen down the pecking order behind Angus Gunn after manager Ralph Hasenhuttl installed him as the club’s number one last season.

And Shilton, who has a record 125 England caps for the men’s side, believes they shouldn’t be happy sitting on the bench.

“It’s very difficult to keep three goalkeepers at that standard happy,” explained Shilton.

“One would probably want to go, and I would have thought that Fraser Forster would want to be playing first team football.

“He is obviously on a good contract, but you sort of stay loyal for a season and then you feel like you want first team football.

“He was on the edge of the England squad.

“If I was in his position, you aren’t going to take a massive pay cut, but you need to start looking to play at the top level again.”

McCarthy was linked with a move away to Liverpool last month, only for that speculation to disappear.

It was reported in the Daily Echo that there are yet to be any approaches for the two goalkeepers.

Both of them recently signed long-term contracts which will keep them at Saints until 2022, with Forster becoming the highest paid player in the club’s history.

McCarthy picked up an injury towards the end of last season which allowed Forster to come back into the fold for the final few games.

The former Reading man had become accustomed to watching Gunn from the substitutes’ bench after outlining his ambitions to stay involved with England.

And because of his international pedigree, Shilton thinks McCarthy will have to choose his next side carefully if he is to depart this summer.

He added: “It would have to be the right move for him.

“The manager has obviously got his ideas about who he prefers, and I know Gunn is up and coming and is promising.

“He would be one for the future as well as the present.

“I would think McCarthy and Forster are the ideal ones to try and move on.

“Alex played regularly and got himself into the England squad. The ideal thing is to get playing regularly again.”