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Ben Foster gives fresh update on Wrexham contract situation after wages admission

Jack Kenmare

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Ben Foster gives fresh update on Wrexham contract situation after wages admission

Fans are hopeful that Ben Foster will sign a contract at newly-promoted Wrexham after he provided a fresh update on his future at The Racecourse Ground.

Foster, who came out of retirement in March to join Wrexham, played a crucial part in their promotion to League Two.

In total, he played in seven games for Phil Parkinson's side – a stint that featured a dramatic 96th-minute penalty save in last month's National League title showdown against Notts County.

And last week, after Wrexham secured promotion with a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood, a delighted Foster told owner Ryan Reynolds that he would stay another year.



But in his latest YouTube video titled: "I Wore a CHEST CAM for my last game!" – Foster introduced the vlog for their final game of the season against Torquay by saying: "Will we make them any more? I haven't got a clue. We will see."

Foster then added: "We won the league and did what we needed to do. I did what I needed to do anyway.

"This is a special club. Am I going to do another year? Oh my god I do not know. I'm genuinely going to have to think about this, it's as simple as that.


"I've never felt this much love or welcomed as much as I have here at Wrexham. I've really enjoyed my eight games, we'll see as simple as that."

You can watch Foster's most recent video below.

The former Manchester United and Watford goalkeeper's latest update comes after he opened up on the demands he made when it came to his six-week contract at the newly-promoted side.


“When it gets to the point of negotiating a contract. Obviously, you’ve got to expect that being non-league, it’s not going to be anywhere near Premier League money or anything like that," he said on The Ben Foster Podcast.

“To be honest, I don’t really need much anyway so the negotiations honestly took about five minutes. It was the easiest conversation in the world.”

Foster continued: “With regards to wages and kind of stuff. It’s a short-term deal, a six-week deal. Wages wise it’s literally peanuts. I said I don’t want much.

“Like pay for my travel, pay for when I need to stay in a hotel. That’s all I really want from it.


“The part of it for me is to try and help the team, get them over the line, get promoted.”

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson has also had his say on Foster's future after they ended their 15-year exile from the Football League.


"Goalkeepers are like strikers," he said. "There can be moments which define a season -- a striker taking a chance or a goalkeeper making a big save and the Notts County save for Ben Forster will go down in history at Wrexham Football Club.

"When we were signing him, I was thinking -- 'bringing an England international into that group. How is that going to fit?'

"But I've got to say he's been outstanding as a person. His standards in training are amazing and that's been the biggest thing for me because there is already an element of gamble as we have a very grounded group of people, despite the exposure we've had. Ben has just been amazing.

"I just want to enjoy that we've had Ben Foster for these games. I don't want to discuss anything else at this stage, but for him to be at Wrexham as a youngster and get his move to Man United and come back and get promotion, for his family and all he has done in the game, I imagine this will rank up there among his greatest achievements in his career."

Featured Image Credit: Wrexham FC/Twitter - Cycling GK/YouTube

Topics: Wrexham, Ryan Reynolds, Ben Foster, League Two

Jack Kenmare
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