Ben Foster says that he is extremely happy to see the progress made by Jack Butland

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster says that he is extremely happy to see the progress made by Jack Butland of Stoke City.

The former Birmingham City goalkeeper has been playing for Mark Hughes into last few years and he has managed to establish as a first choice at the club following the departure of Asmir Begovic. He has been able to retain his spot in a Premier League team despite intense competition and his lack of experience. This says a lot about his quality and it has not gone unnoticed at the international level, asButland is set to be named as the reserve goalkeeper for Joe Hart at the Euro 2016.

Foster would have been the original choice for this position, but a number of injuries in the last 12 months have limited his appearances to only a handful. Despite the setbacks, Foster is targeting a return to first-team action in the next few weeks. The anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered 10 months ago required surgery and this has meant that keepers likeButland have been able to take advantage of his absence on an international level. Foster does not have any grudges since he believes thatButland will be the future.Butland is only 22 years of age and Foster says that he is not thinking about international football right now.

“It’s something I’m really not thinking about, to be honest with you.I haven’t put a moment’s thought into it, I’ve just been out for 10 months.I’ve probably only been training for about a month, so that’s all I’m focusing on really.Getting back to full fitness, getting back to sharpness and playing as many games as I can.He just needed a chance, that’s all it was.He was probably the worst-kept secret in football, to be honest with you,” said Foster.