Wrexham’s Ben Foster reveals how homeowners satisfied him to remain


One in every of Wrexham‘s important priorities after incomes its promotion again to League Two was to re-sign goalkeeper Ben Foster.

The 40-year-old in the end agreed final week to return for one more season, and the previous England and Manchester United keeper revealed the lengths that Wrexham homeowners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney went to deliver him again.

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“They mainly form of like pinned me right into a nook like proper, ‘Subsequent season, what’s occurring subsequent?'” Foster mentioned on his Fozcast podcast, in accordance with a number of experiences.

Foster got here out of retirement in March to play in eight video games. That included a important late penalty save to protect a 3-2 win over Notts County and assist Wrexham seal promotion.

After the push by Reynolds and McElhenney in the course of the group’s bus parade after successful the Nationwide League title, they arrange a WhatsApp group known as “Fingers of Fozz” to proceed their gross sales pitch.

“I used to be like, I do not know they usually had been like, ‘hear, we wish you to be again. We want you again,'” Foster mentioned. “And I went, ‘yeah, I’ll have to consider it, I’ve liked it a lot and I’ll put a lot thought into it.’

“It was it was a foregone conclusion, it actually was.”

Foster mentioned the co-owners agreed to permit him to reach later to preseason coaching, following a household trip that was deliberate earlier than popping out of retirement.

He additionally known as the pair of Hollywood stars “high of the category” homeowners, and mentioned Reynolds and McElhenney have gone about it the precise means whereas making their ardour for the group clear.

“It means a lot to them, they care a lot, they do it correctly,” Foster mentioned on the podcast. “I have been right here for what, three weeks now, and it is ran so professionally you wouldn’t imagine. It’s ridiculous how they run it, so honest play to them, they deserve all they get.’


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