Ben Foster a doubt as Roy Hodgson selects his England squad for September qualifiers
England goalkeeper Ben Foster faces a race against time to be fit for the crucial September qualifiers after suffering an ankle injury during West Bromwich Albion’s 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday.
The 30-year-old stopper has been ruled out of his side’s League Cup game against Newport County on Tuesday, and his manager Steve Clarke is fearful the injury could keep his number one on the sidelines for a lengthy spell.
Speaking immediately after the game Clarke said: "It's obviously serious as he had to come off during the game and Ben is not the type of person to come off unless he has to.
"He said he felt something pop in his foot and said he was in a lot of pain.
"Until the medics look at it, it's only conjecture as to what the problem is."
England manager Roy Hodgson was at Goodison Park on Saturday, and would have been impressed with Foster’s early season form.
Before hobbling off injured in the 78th minute, he denied Everton on a number of occasions, including an outstanding double stop to prevent Ross Barkley and Marouane Fellaini in quick succession.
The former Manchester United keeper made six appearances for England since making his Three Lions debut against Spain in February 2007.
Roy Hodgson names his squad for the crucial qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon.