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Foster switches to The Hawthorns on loan, Myhill goes to Blues

Last Updated: 29/07/11 7:30pm

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Foster: Returned to Premier League with West Brom

Foster: Returned to Premier League with West Brom

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Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster has completed his switch on loan to West Brom for the season, while Boaz Myhill has gone in the opposite direction.

Foster's arrival to the Premier League outfit follows the sale of Scott Carson to Turkish club Bursaspor, with the Blues taking Myhill to provide competition for Colin Doyle following the departures from St Andrew's of Foster and Maik Taylor.

The pair will not return to their parent clubs during the season as the deal prevents both from recalling their keepers during the loan.

West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson has been tracking Foster and is delighted to have finally got his man.

He told the club's official website: "We are very, very happy that the deal to bring Ben from Birmingham has gone through.

"We are confident Ben is the goalkeeper we need to help us enjoy a successful season in the Barclays Premier League."
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"He was always the goalkeeper that we targeted as our number one choice for the season.

"We are hoping he will be as successful here as he has been with his previous clubs.

"We are confident Ben is the goalkeeper we need to help us enjoy a successful season in the Barclays Premier League."

West Brom's first league game of the season will pitch Foster against former club Manchester United.

Myhill pleased

Meanwhile, Myhill, who helped Hull City out of the Championship in 2008, is looking forward to trying to help the Blues perform a similar feat.

He told the Championship outfit's official website: "I'm very pleased to be here at Birmingham.

"We've got a game this weekend against Everton so that's an opportunity to play some football and then I'll look forward to the start of the season.

"The Championship can be a tremendously difficult league at times and it's obviously a long season with all the extra games that you play.

"We all know it's going to be a difficult season and we all want to do really well.

"Everybody speaks highly of Chris Hughton, he's a tremendously talented coach and he's grown as a manager. Hopefully we can help him add to his reputation here at Birmingham."

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