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Ben Foster had a 35-second medical at National League side Wrexham, it was 'incredible'

Jack Kenmare

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Ben Foster had a 35-second medical at National League side Wrexham, it was 'incredible'

Ben Foster has opened up on his 35 second medical at National League side Wrexham that featured a conversation about his 'golfers elbow'.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper came out of retirement in March to join former club Wrexham as they bid for promotion.

He has since played in four National League games, including Monday's dramatic 3-2 win over title rivals Notts County, where he saved a last-minute penalty to hand Phil Parkinson's side a vital win.

Foster has been vocal about his move to Wrexham – a club he spent time on loan with in 2005 – on his YouTube channel Ben Foster - The Cycling GK.



He recently opened up on being paid 'peanuts' to play for the National League side.

"I don’t need much [money]," Foster said on his podcast. "To be honest, the negotiations took about five minutes.

"Wages wise, it’s literally peanuts… the part for me is getting the team over the line and getting them promoted. I'm a very low maintenance player. Just wheel me out, I'll do a job."


And earlier this month, the former Manchester United, Watford and West Brom goalkeeper said he had a 35 second medical at The Racecourse Ground.

"I had a medical in the morning, which took about 35 seconds," he said. "It was incredible. I sat down with the physio and he went, 'right how are ya?' and I went, 'I'm alright, I'm sweet as a nut.'

"And he goes, 'Any sort of injuries that are giving you and niggles or anything?' I went, 'Nope, absolutely fine to be honest with you.'

"Yeah I did say about my golfers elbow. I said I've been mullering golf. I got bloody golfers elbow there, it kills. But funnily enough it doesn't hurt when I'm trying to catch."


You can watch the full clip from Fozcast - The Ben Foster Podcast below.

As mentioned earlier, Foster saved a last-minute penalty to hand Wrexham a huge three points in the National League title race and after the game, he spoke about the scenes.

"Look at it, listen to that, this is non-league yeah, we fill this out every week, 10,000 fans," he told BT Sport. "We took 4,500 to Halifax last week, we put on an awful performance we needed to win big today, incredible."


When asked about his penalty save, he added: "You just dive and hope for the best.

"If you go the right way and get a hand on it you would like to think you would save it. To go in at 1-0 at half time we were a bit despondent but that second half, the boys, oh my God, this guy here (Mullin), wow incredible."

Featured Image Credit: Ben Foster - The Cycling GK/Alamy

Topics: Ben Foster, Wrexham

Jack Kenmare
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