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Downing faces keeper poser

Reid believes caretaker boss has tough choice

STEVEN Reid believes one of the toughest decisions caretaker head coach Keith Downing first faces is choosing between goalkeepers Boaz Myhill and fit-again Ben Foster against Hull on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Foster successfully came through 45 minutes of last Sunday’s Under-21s 2-0 defeat by Manchester City after almost four months on the sidelines with a stress fracture in his right foot.

But Myhill has impressed in Albion’s 14 Barclays Premier League games – his longest run in the team - in the England international’s absence.

"Ben is one of the senior players, he is one of the top players since he's been at the club,” said Reid.

"He's got his way back into the England squad and he's got to show Roy [Hodgson] and England he is fighting for a place at the World Cup.

"He's the No.1 goalkeeper at the club but it's obviously a difficult decision now to be made by Keith and Deano [Kiely] and then by whoever comes in as head coach.

"Boaz has done very well since he's been in the team so Ben is going to have to fight his way back in.

"It's firstly up to Keith and Deano who they go with. 

“But Boaz has come in and done a great job and it's great to see Ben back in action."