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Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster explains absence for Leicester defeat

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has denied he missed the defeat at Leicester City because he was injured playing outfield in a charity match.

Some Hornets fans were angered by suggestions the former England keeper, who had starred in the win over Manchester United, had been forced out of the trip to the King Power by a groin problem sustained in a game for Hashtag United.

Foster, who has strong links with the Basildon-based side founded by YouTuber Spencer Owen, did take part in the 24-hour charity fund-raising game, including a stint on the pitch.

Claudio Ranieri was forced to use Austrian back-up Daniel Bachmann, who endured an afternoon to forget as the Hornets were stung 4-2.

But Foster responded to the rumours by posting: “Hi guys just to clear this up, unfortunately I injured my groin in training on the Thursday before the Leicester city game.

“Hopefully nothing too major!

“It certainly had nothing to do with my 15 minute cameo in a charity kickabout earlier in the week. Hope to be back soon."


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