BEN FOSTER has revealed how shut he got here to retiring earlier than resurrecting his profession with Watford.
The goalkeeper, 36, joined the Hornets from West Brom final summer season after ending his seven-year spell on the Hawthorns with relegation from the top-flight.
After a depressing ultimate marketing campaign on the Baggies, the ex-Manchester United stopper admitted he felt his profession had turn into “stagnant” as he contemplated hanging up his gloves.
Nevertheless, the chance to return to a membership the place he loved two spectacular mortgage spells over a decade in the past reignited a fireplace inside him.
Foster instructed Sky Sports activities: “This season has been a breath of contemporary air as I wanted a transfer in the summertime.
“No disrespect to West Brom, they’re in all probability my staff, however I would received stagnant.
“I used to be there for seven years and it in all probability simply received a bit stale.
“You in all probability get caught in your methods, doing the identical issues and it nearly will get a bit bit boring.”
Foster has responded to being given one other Premier League alternative by Watford with a sequence of spectacular shows.
He goes into at this time’s conflict with Wolves hoping to for an eighth clear sheet of the season and a victory to propel the FA Cup finalists into seventh place.
And after beforehand longing to name it a day on the pitch, the veteran is now trying to keep on for so long as doable.
Foster added: “Should you’d requested me a few years in the past when do you assume you may retire, I would have mentioned as quickly as doable.
“I can not wait simply wish to go and trip my bike, however this season has opened my eyes and I’ve loved it a lot.
“As long as my knees maintain out and my physique stays match, I will hold going so long as doable.”