Date: 26th May 2006 at 6:50pm
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Former Stoke City Academy player, Ben Foster has been selected to be the standby England keeper after Robert Green had to withdraw after being injured in the England B team’s 2-1 defeat against Belarus.

Foster signed for Manchester United last July but was quickly sent on a season long loan to Watford, where he played a major part in their success in reaching the Premiership via the play-off final last weekend.

It’s a major accolade for the 23 year old, who never played in a first team game for Stoke and only played his first Championship match at the start of this season.

 

5 Replies to “Ben Foster on World Cup standby”

  • Now, which was the record label that turned down the Beetles again? That said, i do hope he goes onward & upward, with all the sell-on clauses, aren’t we in for about £3m?

  • How can a player who is not playing for his club be selected as a England standby, are we that hard up for Keepers.

  • He spent most of last season on loan from Stoke at Wrexham, where he collected a LDV cup winners medal, spent all of this season on loan at Watford and went up into the Prem with them. I agree its odd he has never played yet for either club he has been signed up with, but that’s not a bad record, is it?

  • He’s a great little keeper and i’m sure will break through to be an england regular in the future.

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