Wembley Stadium

Next Game

England v San Marino

Thursday, 09 October 2014, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

St Jakob Park

Last Game

Switzerland 0 - 2 England

Monday, 08 September 2014, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

Foster signs Albion extension

Ben Foster has given West Bromwich Albion a boost by signing a four-year contract extension with the club.

Last Updated: 22/07/14 at 13:09 Post Comment

Ben Foster: The England International has signed a new deal which could keep him

Ben Foster: The England International has signed a new deal which could keep him

The England goalkeeper signed the deal, which includes a further 12-month option in the club’s favour, to effectively pledge his future to the Premier League side until 2019.

Head coach Alan Irvine revealed his delight that last year’s Supporters’ and Players’ Player of the Season has tied his long-term future to the club.

“This is fantastic news for everyone connected with the club as Ben is an extremely important player for us, both on and off the pitch," he said.

“He’s a great personality, a great character and leads by example. This is a magnificent signing for the club.

"Ben is one of the best keepers in the country, which he showed when he played really well for England against Costa Rica at the World Cup.

“Ben is extremely professional, which is infectious in training, as he demands high standards of himself and others.”

The former Manchester United keeper admitted the decision to sign was an easy one for himself and his family.

“When I signed here permanently, I said this is the sort of club I could see myself finishing my career at,” said the 31-year-old.

“And that’s exactly how I felt when the club said they wanted to negotiate a new contract. It was something I wanted to get sorted as soon as possible. I’m very happy here. It was a very obvious and easy decision for me and my family.”

Foster made 24 appearances for Albion last season and played a crucial role in helping the club retain their Premier League status after four months out with a broken foot.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property