UK time is: 19:49:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ben Foster to return to Watford?

Speculation is mounting that Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster could be in line for a return to Vicarage Road.

The 23-year-old, who spent last season on a season-long loan at Watford, returned to training with Manchester United last Sunday, but could start the season with the club whom he help guide to the Premier League.

"It`s in the balance and very much up in the air," Foster told the Watford Observer. "I started training with Manchester United on Monday and I know Watford are not back for another two weeks."

Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd is believed to be in talks with Sir Alex Ferguson about brining the 1million-buy from Stoke City back to Hertfordshire for another season, but it if Sir Alex has earmarked the Leamington Spa-born stopper as Edwin van der Sar`s understudy - following the loaning of Tim Howard to Everton - it will dash the Hornets` hopes of acquiring Foster on another short-term deal.

However, recent transfer speculation suggests that Ferguson is in the market for another goalkeeper, with West Brom`s Tomaszs Kuszcak being one of the names linked with a move to Old Trafford.

"Staying at United would be OK, but, for me personally, I`d love to be at Watford," explained Foster. "The chance to play Premiership football week in, week out is everything a young footballer could want. I love everything about the club, the player, the staff, the manager. It is a very professional set up and I want to be part of that playing in that week in and week out."

"Either way it`s going to be a good situation for me," added Foster. "Being number two at Manchester United will be a good experience and I`ll learn a lot from someone like Edwin, but if I can get a season at Watford, in the Premiership then that is going to help my development."

"I`ve learnt a lot working with Alec Chamberlain and hopefully, if I come back, he can keep teaching me things."

Foster was instrumental in Watford`s promotion-winning campaign, keeping 14 clean sheets, which earned him rave reviews for his displays whilst playing at Championship level for the first time in his career. Something that resulted in the former trainee chef being placed on stand-by for the England squad for the 2006 World Cup, following an injury to Robert Green.















Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 11 2006

Time: 10:22PM

Your Comments

i'd say, go for it! he's good for you and im sure he enjoys the experience and he'll get to play in the premiership with you lot.
wallis
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

OFFICIAL: Odion Ighalo Signs (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player? (Tuesday July 29 2014)

OFFICIAL: Keith Andrews Signs (Thursday July 24 2014)

Pre-Season Update (Sunday July 6 2014)

OFFICIAL: Vydra re-signs on loan (Thursday June 26 2014)

OFFICIAL: Lloyd Dyer Signs (Monday June 16 2014)

2013/14: Fans' Review (Sunday June 8 2014)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ANDY710 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

OFFICIAL: Odion Ighalo Signs
Watford : 29/07/2014 19:36:00
Veseli Joins Port Vale
Ipswich : 29/07/2014 18:00:00
Leeds and Milan cannot agree on Benedicic deal
Leeds Utd : 29/07/2014 17:38:00
Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player?
Watford : 29/07/2014 17:25:00
Consortium release update on takeover
Reading : 29/07/2014 17:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Troy Deeney be a Watford player come September 1st?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 61%
No 39%