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Foster keeping his options open

March 27, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Ben Foster is hopeful of a swift decision on his long-term future as he nears the end of his loan deal at West Brom.

Ben Foster
GettyImagesBen Foster has been rated as the best keeper in the world

Foster, 28, joined West Brom from Birmingham on a season-long loan last summer following the Blues' relegation from the Premier League.

The goalkeeper has impressed for the Baggies and is enjoying playing regularly at the Hawthorns, but says he would also be happy to return to Birmingham.

He said: "If a decision can be made soon, then fantastic. I've got nothing but good things to say about Birmingham and the same now about West Brom. I've loved my time here and at Birmingham.

"We've obviously got to come to a decision at the end of the season and I think Birmingham will be the ones who make it.

"The Championship season finishes earlier than the Premier League so I'm sure, come the end of that, a decision will be made one way or the other.

"I've made some very good friends here and it's very similar to Birmingham, it's a very homely, family-orientated club. I'm just enjoying playing football with good people."