Former Manchester United and England national team goalkeeper, Ben Foster, has decided to come out of retirement to sign with Wrexham, a team competing in the National League and seeking promotion.
Former England and Manchester United goalkeeper signs with Wrexham to strengthen the team following Rob Lainton’s injury
The 39-year-old experienced goalkeeper, Ben Foster, announced his return to the pitch by signing with Wrexham, a team competing in the National League and currently leading the table with a three-point advantage. Foster, who retired in September 2022, has signed a contract until the end of the season, aiming to contribute his experience and skills to help the team in their promotion battle.
This will be Foster’s second stint at Wrexham, as he played on loan at the club in 2005 when he was still a young player at Stoke City. Throughout his career, Foster has accumulated 519 appearances in top-level matches, including clubs such as Manchester United, Watford, Birmingham, and West Brom, as well as eight international matches with the England national team.
Foster was excited about his return to Wrexham and eager to start training with the team. With his experience and talent, the veteran goalkeeper will look to be a key element in Wrexham’s effort to achieve promotion and solidify their position at the top of the National League.
North Wales club is owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney
Wrexham, owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, saw the need to add a quality goalkeeper after the injury of starter Rob Lainton. The team’s coach, Phil Parkinson, expressed his satisfaction with the addition of Foster, highlighting the importance of having all positions covered in the final stretch of the season.
In addition to the signing of Ben Foster, Wrexham also announced the acquisition of forward Billy Waters from Barrow. The arrival of Waters and Foster further bolsters the Welsh team’s roster, showcasing the commitment of owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney to take Wrexham to a higher level in English football. With these signings and the team’s strong performance in the National League, Wrexham hopes to achieve the long-awaited promotion and continue growing as a club.