Foster eyes cup glory

27 February 2009 08:39
en Foster is hoping to erase his injury nightmare on Sunday by helping Manchester United claim the Carling Cup.[LNB] The England goalkeeper has been dogged by injuries over the last 18 months, but he is in line to start in goal for United on Sunday.[LNB]And Foster hopes a place at Wembley, and subsequent victory, will help him make his mark once again.[LNB]"If I do play, it'll be fantastic. To play Sunday would be an unbelievable bonus and a massive up for me," he said.[LNB]"It's been heartbreaking to watch United win things when I cannot be involved.[LNB]"Sunday could be a stage for me to remind people of what I'm about.[LNB]"My England debut was a big one for me and I played in a play-off final so I have some big matches under my belt.[LNB]"I dealt with those games reasonably well so, hopefully, this will not be any different.[LNB]"I had a reputation as a decent up-and-coming keeper and in the last couple of years, because of circumstances, I have almost faded away.[LNB]"Now I seem to be putting a run of fitness together. I'm training every day, my body feels good and I'm playing the odd first-team game.[LNB]"Sunday will be a good chance to get my name back out there and people can see that I am still around and still a good goalkeeper."[LNB]Injury jinxFoster has failed to become United's number one, as many expected, due to his horrendous run of injuries.[LNB]He suffered ligament damage in the summer of 2007 as he returned to United from a successful loan spell at Watford.[LNB]"It has been an absolute nightmare from when I came back from Watford. It just seems to be injury after injury," he continued.[LNB]"When I had my cruciate, I knew I was going to be out for a year and that was acceptable.[LNB]"But when you get fit and then go over on your ankle and are out for six weeks and are back for a month and you break your thumb - it just seemed to be one thing after another.[LNB]"I don't want to be tarnished with the tag of being an injury-prone player. Nobody wants to be tarred with that. It has just been unlucky.[LNB]"I broke my thumb, for instance, in training. It was probably the last catch of the session. It was the day before we went to Japan so I missed that trip."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports