Foster won’t reverse England decision

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has rejected the pleas of new England manager Roy Hodgson to end his international exile.

Foster has impressed outgoing Baggies boss Hodgson while on loan from Birmingham this season, but the 29-year-old has decided against reversing the decision he made to end his England career 12 months ago.

When asking if he was coming out of international retirement, Foster said: “I’m still exactly the same. I’ve had a very good chat with the boss this week and he has told me of his plans and stuff.

“I’ve said all along my best form has been since I retired from England and I feel my body gets a good rest, and I feel it needs that rest as well.

“Not only that, the fact I’ve got a young family now, and the family is very big with me.”


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