GOALKEEPER of the people Ben Foster has announced his retirement from football for a SECOND time.
The former England and Manchester United shotstopper , 40, enjoyed a renaissance with Wrexham – forming a strong relationship with the club’s owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney. Ex-England keeper Foster had an amazing career and played for Man Utd He helped the Red Dragons earn promotion to League Two last season, before announcing he was hanging up his gloves.
Foster started the season as No1, but has admittedly struggled as the Welsh club have conceded 13 goals in their first four games, including a 5-5 draw with Swindon at the weekend.
Announcing his decision to quit, he admitted: "The honest truth is that my performances this season haven’t reached the level I demand of myself and I feel that now is the right time to retire.
"At the forefront of my mind when making this decision, was not only what was best for me but also the club and making the decision now gives the club every opportunity to assess their options before the window closes. Wrexham will always have a special place in my heart."
He will be missed. Wrexham co-chairman Ryan Reynolds already took to X to write: "He built memories I’ll never let go of for as long as I live. I love this guy. Thank you for everything, Ben."
Outside the game, Foster’s personality has shone.His YouTube channel, the "Cycling GK" , has allowed him to comment on the game, share entertaining […]