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Birmingham's West Brom loanee Foster open to England return

Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster says he would consider playing for England again if management needed him. The 28-year old, who is currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion, has taken a break from international football as he focuses on his club career but says he would think about a return if Fabio Capello desperately needed his services.

"I'm happy with the way things are," said Foster. "I'm enjoying just playing club football.

"When the international break comes along, I find it's a good chance to recharge the batteries and try and take your mind off football a bit.

"At the moment, I play my club football, I go home and have time with my family. That's absolutely brilliant. That's how I operate best as a footballer.

"But if something does happen to Joe (Hart), and the manager gives me a call and says 'we're desperate for you to come back in' then I can consider it. I can always consider it."

He added: "Even players who are fully retired from international football can consider coming back. That's always the case for them as well.

"If they're short of numbers for a certain position then they're always going to get the call.

"You've seen it with Jamie Carragher and Paul Scholes, people like that. Even if you're fully retired, you never fully close the door."

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Andrew Slevison
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