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Foster makes Baggies return

Goalkeeper makes comeback from knee injury

BEN Foster today played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors Under-21s friendly against Kidderminster Harriers, with head coach Tony Pulis hinting he might be involved in Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie against Bristol City.

The England goalkeeper has been steadily stepping up his rehabilitation since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in last season's 1-0 victory over Stoke at The Hawthorns in mid-March.

And Foster this afternoon took a significant step towards a first-team return as he played the first half of the club's 4-3 U21 victory over neighbours Kidderminster.

Pulis said: “It’s good to have Ben back. He played 45 minutes and then trained with us.

“I will speak with the medical staff but I would like to think he might be involved in Saturday’s FA Cup game.”

Andre Wright bagged a hat-trick to help secure victory while Samir Nabi was also on target.

Albion fans can still secure their seat for Saturday's third-round tie against Bristol City at The Hawthorns (3pm ko), although supporters are urged to do so before the weekend with cut-price tickets selling fast.

Tickets are available in person from the East Stand Ticket Office, online (click here) or by calling 0121 227 2227.