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.

Six new faces were brought in including Grzegorz Krychowiak, left-back Kieron Gibbs from Arsenal and veteran defensive midfielder Gareth Barry from Everton.

Barry, of course, broke Ryan Giggs’ all-time appearance record in the Premier League earlier this season.
“There’s a lot more strength in depth than what we’ve been used to. Before the game on Saturday, we lined up in two elevens, just doing a bit of team shape for the game. Either of the two elevens could take to the field on a match day.”

He then commented on the new signings.

“Gareth knows what he’s going to do with the ball before it even gets to him, he’s got the pass in his head.”
“Kieran is proven Premier League quality,” he said regarding Gibbs.

Foster revealed the signings had given the players a boost just as much as the fans.

Foster also lavished the plaudits on the Baggies new Egyptian centre-back Ahmed Hegazi who joined on loan from Al Ahly in the summer.

It was a surprise signing to most as boss Tony Pulis normally likes players with Premier League experience but Hegazi has fitted in seamlessly much to the delight of Foster.

“He’s done amazing,” said Foster for a player who they paid a loan fee of £875,000 for with an option to buy for £3.5 million next summer. Foster also praised his commitment saying he will only improve.