Fabio Capello announces his latest England Squad on Saturday evening and Birmingham’s new number one will be hoping his name will be one the first three read out.
Ben Foster missed out on England’s World Cup campaign, but will be hoping that a new club and a fresh start will also mean the same for his England ambitions.
Birmingham’s new £6 million signing last featured for England against Brazil in the 1-0 defeat last November in Qatar and with David James likely to miss out, Foster could be challenging Joe Hart for the number one jersey.
It would be a massive turn around for the former Manchester United man, who only featured nine times in the league for United last season and saw his future elsewhere.
“The lack of football last season cost me at the end of the day in terms of England.”
“For me, the aim is to do well with Birmingham and get back with England for the European Championships,” he Added.
England’s opponent’s for the Wembley clash on August 11th will be Hungary and ticket prices have been slashed in order to avoid a World Cup hangover with England fans.
Capello is expected to shake-up his squad with some regular player’s being left out in the hope that a young freshness can be injected into the England set-up.
Player’s like Theo Walcott, Adam Johnson, Micah Richards and Jack Wilshere could be called-up and mixing with some of the senior squad members, may well be right blend for England’s immediate future.
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