King praise for Foster
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marlon King has paid tribute to Ben Foster, who was put on standby for England.
Watford striker Marlon King has paid tribute to Ben Foster, who was put on standby for England following Robert Green's injury.
Green's hopes of going to Germany ended when he ruptured his groin in England B's defeat to Belarus, meaning that Scott Carson was promoted to the full squad and a vacancy opened up on the standby list.
King, who played alongside Foster during his loan spell at Vicarage Road last season, believes that the recognition is fully deserved.
He was impressed by the young Manchester United keeper's all-round game, and praised his contribution towards The Hornets' promotion to The Premiership.
"His presence, his kicking ability, he's a very good goalkeeper," King told Sky Sports News. "I'm sure Sir Alex (Ferguson) doesn't employ people who are average.
"Ben's come in and been magnificent this season.
"I've always said in interviews he's going to be a future England keeper and his time has come so I'm sure he's excited.
"He's come to Watford and been one of the main reasons why we've been promoted this season and he deserves it."