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Ben Foster says he's 'home' after Wrexham earn promotion to League Two

Ryan Sidle

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Ben Foster says he's 'home' after Wrexham earn promotion to League Two

Ben Foster shared his views of how 'special' a club Wrexham his, following their promotion to League Two, despite just seven games back there.

It's not that long ago that Foster chose to come out of retirement to play for National League Wrexham until the end of the season.

He had previously turned down a return to the Premier League, after hanging up his gloves last year, but was happy to return to the Racecourse Ground.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper, who left Sir Alex Ferguson feeling 'robbed,' had played in north Wales back in 2005, on loan for 17 games.



Whilst the signing initially caused excitement, especially for neutrals wanting the return of his vlogs, it nearly went wrong at the worst time.

He was called an 'eight week PR stunt' after mistakes in a loss to Halifax Town on Good Friday left Wrexham's promotion challenge in doubt.

However, just days later he was back in the good books of fans, and co-owner Ryan Reynolds, after saving a last minute penalty in the win over Notts County.


On Saturday night, Foster was between the sticks again as Phil Parkinson's team beat Boreham Wood to earn promotion into the Football League.

Clearly Foster is absolutely smitten by the club, despite his short time there, "It’s my seventh game right, and it’s like home already," he told BT Sport.

"Seriously, this club, this club is different I promise you. So that meant a lot that did, it’s really special."


Asked if he had any regrets coming back, and why he did return, he emphatically answered, "Heck no! Heck no!

"I don’t think there’s anyone else I would have come to, to be fair. I’ve been here before, I know the club, I know how special it is and I know how much the fans love it. I know what it means to them.

"And like I say, those seven games I’ve just played, my god. Just look at them now, they’re bonkers, the noise they make, incredible."

Even before the match, it felt like a party atmosphere around the ground, and the fans would have expected to see their side promoted.


However, it took just 43 seconds to put a dent in their hopes, even if they did keep singing, with Lee Ndlovu opening the scoring in dramatic fashion, lobbing Foster.

But Elliott Lee soon equalised, and the keeper never had any worries his side might not win. "I’m thinking, ‘Nah lads, that’s not the start you want,'" he joked.

"It was what it was, even then though I thought, ‘we’re going to be fine.’

"When we’re at home, and these fans get going, nobody, honestly nobody, can stand in our way.


"And I knew, just keep doing what we’re doing, and we got the goal back pretty quickly, and that was it, it was never in doubt after that."

Clearly Foster is smitten with the club and the fans, you can see why.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football, Ben Foster, Wrexham, Non-League, League Two

Ryan Sidle
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