FOSTER FOR ENGLAND?

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England have not had the best of goalkeepers in recent years. The former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has spoken of as a replacement for Paul Robinson at one stage, but it has been two years since the West Brom goalkeeper represented England at the international stage.

The goalkeeper has been on a self-imposed exile, but he could soon come out of it according to reports. Foster has suffered a number of injury problems in the last few years, which has been the reason for his exile. The goalkeeper recently made his move to West Brom a permanent one after the Premier league club agreed a £ 4 million transfer fee with Birmingham.

The 29-year-old has made five appearances for the national team, but he has been on international retirement from last two years. Foster said at the time that he was taking this difficult decision in order to prolong his club career. The arrival of the former West Brom manager Roy Hodgson, who brought the best out of Foster at West Brom, as the England manager opened the doors for Foster's return to international action. However, the 29-year-old rejected the opportunity to be part of the Euro 2012 squad, but there are indications that he may be available for the upcoming matches.

Foster was the player of the season for West Brom last season, as he kept 10 clean sheets over the course of the season. Apart from Foster, Roy Hodgson has the form of the new Stoke city goalkeeper Jack Butland and the Norwich city goalkeeper John Ruddy. Both these players, though, do not have experience of playing at international level, while Ben Foster has been part of several England squads in the past. Foster has also been part of the Manchester United set up for many years .