West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed he doesn’t expect to walk straight back into the England squad.
The 28-year-old former Manchester United star has been impressive for the Baggies this season and put in another man-of-the-match performance at Stamford Bridge, despite his side losing 1-0 to Chelsea.
And, after putting his niggling injury woes behind him, Foster has announced he has put himself back into contention for England squad selection after originally announcing his retirement from international football in 2011.
But he knows he will have to continue his heroics between the sticks for the Baggies before Roy Hodgson brings him back into the Three Lions line-up.
Foster said: “I spoke to [Hodgson] last week about it. He was very happy with my decision. I spoke to the goalkeeping coach Dave Watson about it as well and I’m very happy with it as well.”
“Hodgson knows what I’m about, he worked with me for a year at West Brom and he knows what he’s going to get from me. He just said that there are a lot of good goalkeepers around and that I should just go out there and show him that I can get into the team.
“You don’t expect to walk straight back into the team but I’ll take every game as it comes and go out there and look to do as well as I can for West Brom.”