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Foster eyes England starting role

23 Aug 2010 - 14:48:19

Birmingham City's Ben Foster has set his sights on becoming England new number one goalkeeper.

Foster has made an impressive start to life at St Andrew's following a £4million summer switch from Manchester United.

The 27-year-old left Old Trafford in search of regular first-team football with the goal of becoming England number one on his mind.

The keeper earned the Blues a 2-1 Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday following a penalty save from Morten Gamst Pedersen.

Foster, who has been capped four times, will compete for the international starting jersey with Manchester City's Joe Hart ahead of next month's European Championship qualifying double-header with Bulgaria and Switzerland.

"When I'm with England I want to be playing, it's as simple as that really," he declared.

"I want to be playing no matter who I'm with and England's no different."

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