Boothroyd eyes Foster stay
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Adrian Boothroyd is eager to keep Ben Foster at Watford for a third season.
Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd is eager to keep Ben Foster at Vicarage Road for a third season.
Manchester United allowed The Hornets to hold onto the goalkeeper for another year after he helped them secure promotion to The Premiership last term.
The 23-year-old has continued to impress this season and has already forced his way into England boss Steve McClaren's plans.
Boothroyd hopes to secure Foster for another campaign, but has also revealed that he is continuing to monitor several other options.
"I would like to keep Ben here for another year," Boothroyd told a fans' forum.
"I have been looking at goalkeepers since last year, because we didn't know whether we would be able to have him here this season.
"I am looking at three or four goalkeepers, some in this country and some abroad. It is a crucial position and we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to fill it."
Boothroyd also had words of praise for second-choice Watford keeper Richard Lee, who spent last season on loan at Blackburn.
"Richard Lee has been absolutely first-class since he came back from Blackburn," he hailed.