Foster faces op
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 22-year-old centre back was injured during Crewe's LDV Vans Trophy defeat at the hands of Kevin Ratcliffe's Shrewsbury Town and could be ruled out of action for up to six weeks.
Crewe boss Dario Gradi, who on Monday picked up the Division Two Manager of the Month award, admitted the loss of Foster would be a huge blow to the Railwaymen's promotion push: "We will miss Foz's aerial presence at both ends.
"We look a lot less dangerous at the opposite end on set plays when he is missing," Gradi told the club's official website.
The loss of Foster could pave the way for young starlets Richard Walker and Chris McCready to force their way into the manager's first-team plans.