Date: 18th February 2016 at 6:41pm
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Name: Ben Foster
Position: Goalkeeper

31st January 2015 - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - West Bromwich Albion keeper Ben Foster - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster has made just four Premier League appearances for West Brom so far this campaign.

If they are not going to score enough goals to prevent them slipping into a late relegation battle, then they will just have to stop shipping goals altogether. That will make Ben Foster’s forthcoming form all the more important at West Brom enter their final dozen league fixtures.

The 32-year-old, who has earned eight international caps for England since 2007, has returned to the Baggies’ first-team fold following a long and excruciating lay-off with a cruciate ligament injury, forcing him to miss his side’s opening 20 league games.

Deputising in his place was stand-in goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, who to be fair, did a marvellous job at The Hawthorns, keeping a respectable seven clean sheets in his 22 league appearances so far this term.

But Foster edged his way back into Tony Pulis’ starting eleven before West Brom’s goalless draw against rock-bottom Aston Villa last month, where the Three Lions shot stopper has since slipped back into his regular number one spot as if he was never away.

Foster has conceded just two goals in his four league appearances for the Baggies since the end of January, keeping two clean sheets against Villa and most recently at Everton, to guide his side to a valuable tally of four points.

With the club’s attacking likes of Salomon Rondon, Saido Berahino, Rickie Lambert and Victor Anichebe unable to find the back of the net on a frequent basis, Foster might need to remain in tip-top form between the sticks to ensure West Brom don’t slip perilously towards the drop zone dogfight.

 
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