Ben Foster still hopes to make England’s Euro 2016 squad despite advising Roy Hodgson not to pick him for this month’s friendlies.
Foster was not named in the Three Lions squad for this week’s friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands, despite Manchester City No.1 Joe Hart picking up an injury on Sunday.
Stoke ace Jack Butland, Southampton keeper Fraser Forster and Burnley stopper Tom Heaton were all instead selected in the squad but Foster remains in contact with boss Hodgson and still could make the final party for France this summer.
The 32-year-old, who only returned to action after an eight-month lay-off with a serious knee injury in January, played six full games for Albion in February and advised Hodgson not to select him for this week’s games so he could instead use the international break to rest.
According to the Express & Star, Hodgson has told Foster he remains in with a chance of being named third-choice for Euro 2016, although he does face competition from Forster and Heaton and will have to stay fit between now and the end of the campaign to make the final 23 for France.