Ben Foster promises to stay at West Brom next season
Ben Foster has pledged his future to the Baggies and vowed to stay at the club regardless of which division they’re in next season.
Albion’s No.1 is ready to mount a promotion charge next term after the club’s inevitable relegation is confirmed.
And he’s urged those team-mates who are willing to work hard for the badge to stay with him at The Hawthorns and right the wrongs of this disastrous campaign.
“I’ll be here,” he confirmed, after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Swansea. “I’ve got no interest in trying to move clubs.
“I’m very settled and I’m sure there are quite a few others who would love to stay and help us get back to the Premier League.”
Albion are 10 points from safety with five games left and could be relegated in the next fortnight.
Several players could leave in the summer but Foster, who has been at the Baggies for the past seven seasons, has no intentions of jumping ship.
“If the worst comes to the worst and we end up in the Championship next season we’ve got to bounce back up, it’s as simple as that,” said Foster.
“I’d like to keep a core of the players that really want to dig in and work hard and be in a tough fight to get out of the Championship because it is a tough fight as well.
“It’s a really different league to the Premier League and we need to go about it to get back first time - we need to really bounce back strongly and get back to where we should be.”
However, Foster is not ready to write this season off just yet, and urged the Baggies to finish on a high for caretaker boss Darren Moore.
Moore stopped the rot on Saturday with Albion’s first point in the league since January, and he’s been backed by his players after ‘raising spirits’ in the camp.
“Everybody would like to finish strongly, not just for the club and the fans but also for Mooro,” said Foster.
“Mooro does deserve a proper shout at this because in the last week he’s been a proper breath of fresh air.
“He took the bull by the horns last week and really raised the spirits around the place and the players and fans bought into that.
“It was a really nice atmosphere and we were really disappointed that we didn’t hold on for the three points that we probably deserved.”
Albion's relegation could be confirmed next week if they lose at Old Trafford and Huddersfield, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Swansea all win.