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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster will return to Birmingham City, if The Blues earn promotion from the Npower Championship this season.

The England stopper secured a season-long loan move during the summer, but has endured a difficult start to his Baggies career, having conceded eight goals in his first six league games.

But the former Manchester United goalkeeper isn't expecting to stay at The Hawthorns beyond this season, if things go right for Birmingham under Chris Hughton.

"As far as it stands it was a season-loan deal and that was that,” he said.

"There was no kind of talks about if Blues stay up or if they get promoted or if they go down.


"There was nothing like that and no other clauses in the contract.

"It depends on what happens at the end of the season, if Birmingham go and get promoted and get back in the Premier League then I will be back there playing football with Birmingham - simple as that.

"If it doesn't happen then there is a decision to be made on both parties.

"I will have to bide my time and wait and see."

Foster's debut in a West Brom shirt came against United on the opening day of the season, but like much of the club's opening games, it ended in disappointment.

Foster they had little luck as one of United's rivals for the title, Chelsea, struck late to deny Roy Hodgson's side.

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