Ryan Reynolds responds to Wrexham goalkeeper replaced by Ben Foster
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Ryan Reynolds has responded after Wrexham goalkeeper Mark Howard opened up on the signing of Ben Foster.
Foster came out of retirement to sign with the Dragons for a second time following an injury to No.1 goalkeeper Rob Lainton, who has been with the club since 2018.
The 39-year-old penned a deal until the end of the season to aid Wrexham in their push for promotion to the Football League and has made two appearances so far in wins over York City and Oldham Athletic.
The addition of Foster, a former England international with 390 Premier League appearances to his name, means Howard has been pushed down the goalkeeping hierarchy at Wrexham.
He has featured 37 times in all competitions this term but Foster is now firmly first-choice for the Welsh outfit, who have reached 100 points in the National League and lead second-placed Notts County by three points.
However, Howard was not bitter in the slightest over the signing and gave it his seal of approval.
"I was walking into my daughter's school play and he (Phil Parkinson) has gone 'I've got a chance of signing Ben Foster'," Howard said on his Yours Mine Away podcast, where Foster was the guest.
"And I said straight away, just instinct, 'just do it - if it gets us over the line, do it'. He said 'I don't want to upset you', and I was like 'If it gets us over the line and we get promoted, (I) don't care'."
Foster loved the mature outlook from his fellow goalkeeper, branding his attitude "proper" and a "goalie's response".
And there was also huge praise from Wrexham's Hollywood star owners on social media.
"This is heart and soul," Reynolds wrote on Twitter, quoting a clip from Howard's podcast.
Rob McElhenney also weighed in, commenting: "These guys… this club… this town. Wow. @Wrexham_AFC".
Next up for Wrexham is a clash against Halifax Town on Friday, before an enormous top of the table clash with Notts County on Easter Monday at the Racecourse ground.