Ben Foster feels Troy Deeney would add an extra dimension to the England squad

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes club-captain Troy Deeney would add an extra dimension to the England squad, should he earn his maiden call-up. The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer over the years and he has started the new campaign in the same vein of form with two goals and an assist from the opening six Premier League games.

Speaking after the recent match versus Fulham, Foster heaped praised on the Hornets captain and believes he could have a similar impact to that of Peter Crouch with the England national side, he said: “Yes, he offers a different dimension. Like when Peter Crouch was in the team, he brought a different dimension at that time. That’s what Troy’s got. If you get the ball up to him with quality, he will hold it and, as long as you can get around him, you can get yourself up the pitch. He is such a strong boy and his work rate is second to none. Troy can only do his talking on the pitch. That’s what he has done every game since I have been here this season.”

Ben Foster reacts to reports of backlash from West Bromwich Albion fans

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted that he knew he was going to receive a negative reaction from the West Bromwich Albion faithful after he pushed through a move to Vicarage Road this summer. The England international had earlier promised to help the Black Country outfit return to the Premier League but he thereafter made the surprise decision to join the Hornets.

Speaking to reporters, Foster acknowledged that he deserved the backlash from the West Brom supporters, given he had failed to keep up with the promise. He added that he could not resist the opportunity to join the Hornets, considering he has already entered the twilight of his professional career.

Nacer Chadli unsure of his West Bromwich Albion future

Nacer Chadli has refused to speak about his West Bromwich Albion future ahead of the summer World Cup in Russia. The 28-year-old had played no part for the Baggies during the second half of the season with a thigh injury but he still managed to make the cut for the summer World Cup with Belgium.

Following his selection, Chadli was asked about his future with the Baggies to which he replied: “I don't know. I have told my agent already, I won't speak with anybody. If I have to go [and speak], I will go on my holidays and maybe have some meetings.” Meanwhile, Chadli also had fond words to say about Darren Moore, who has recently been appointed as the club’s permanent head coach, he added:“Everybody saw what kind of manager he is. He had some great ideas with the group. He spoke a lot about unity which is very important. He had very good results, we had some good games in the last five weeks of the season. He brings hope to the club and to everyone around him.”

Ben Foster Wants West Bromwich Albion To Finish Strongly Despite Relegation Looming

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster wants the team to finish in a strong note despite facing the prospect of being relegated to the Championship. The Baggies have preserved their Premier League status for eight straight seasons, but they are now seemingly on the cusp of breaking this run.

Ben Foster Insists Relegation Would Break His Son’s Heart

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted that the failure to beat the Premier League drop would break a lot of hearts including his Baggies-supporting son. The west Midlands outfit are currently seven points adrift of Premier League, and they face a must-win game at Watford in order to salvage their season.

Ben Foster Happy with Clean Sheet against Liverpool

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster says that the clean sheet against Liverpool will act as a huge confidence boost for the club going into the next game against Manchester United. It was an extremely important result for West Brom, who remain without a victory under Alan Pardew. West Brom were able to frustrate Liverpool and ended up getting a goalless draw. This result is much more important in the form of a clean sheet for the team, as it represents a great deal of confidence going into a match against Manchester United. Even though United have not been the greatest scorers this season, the team will create a lot of chances – especially if they find themselves trailing at any point in the game.

Ben Foster says that coming out of a clean sheet against Liverpool is not an easy feat, as the team managed by Jurgen Klopp can be quite scary at times. Liverpool have the best offence in the division with players like Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane being able to rip apart any opponent that comes their way. Foster has likened Liverpool’s attack to that of Manchester City, who have been leading the table by a considerable margin. Foster admitted that these teams will continue to possess a great deal of threat going forward due to the vast budgets.

Foster believes in the new-look West Brom squad

Ben Foster believes the current West Bromwich Albion squad is the best he is worked with since they finished eighth in the Premier League five years ago under former boss Steve Clarke.

The Baggies goalkeeper has been impressed with the transfer dealings and how the new boys have adapted. He is also happy at how the club appear to have covered up all of the squad weaknesses with a plethora of new signings.

Ben Foster delighted with Kieran Gibbs and Gareth Barry signings

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed his delight at the arrivals of Kieran Gibbs and Gareth Barry during the summer transfer window.


The duo have quickly integrated into Tony Pulis' side, who have made a strong start to the Premier League season.

The Baggies were initially slow picking their targets in the summer, but they eventually ended up as one of the big winners with the likes of Grzegorz Krychowiak brought in before the transfer deadline. In a report covered by The Express and Star, Foster appear to share a similar view on the transfer business with the club now having sufficient depth in their squad.

Tony Pulis Admits Huge Luck in Victory over Burnley

West Brom manager Tony Pulis claimed that his team often rode the luck in the match against Burnley.


The team managed a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor, which has been a fortress for the club up until now. The result did not tell the whole story, as the home team were able to create numerous chances over the course of the game. Yet, the inability to finish off the chances coupled with West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster being on top form helped West Brom come away with three points. Tony Pulis has not tried to defend his three points, and said that there was a major element of luck in this victory.

ENGLAND HOPE FOR MORE UNDER-AGE SUCCESS

England are set to continue the work that has brought them recent successes in age grade tournaments. The nation was excited when the Under-20 side won the World Youth Championship in June. The Under-19 side won the continental European championships and the Under-21 side reached the last four of the UEFA tournament.

The Under-17 side have been drawn into a group for the forthcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in October. The England manger of that age grade Steve Cooper has reportedly reached the FA team and plans are underway to ensure the country continues to enjoy its new found momentum in age grade events.

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