Fozzy shows support for Carl

BEN Foster showed his support for Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on Sunday by riding the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 in aid of Cure Leukaemia.

Foster, alongside the football community as a whole, was shocked to learn of Ikeme's leukaemia diagnosis earlier this month. The Baggies number one, and long-time supporter of Cure Leukaemia, said his fundraising efforts had been given extra motivation by learning of his fellow stopper's illness.

"The fact that Carl has been diagnosed with leukaemia shows once again that cancer is not discriminatory.

"You could be the strongest, fittest person in the world; you could be a professional athlete. It can get anyone at any time."

Fozzy joined 25,000 big-hearted cyclists last weekend on a 100km route that took fundraisers from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through central London, out to Surrey and the famous climbs of Leith Hill and Box Hill, before returning for an iconic finish on The Mall.

And after Foster was awarded Albion's Player of the Season award last campaign, he attributed his good form to cycling four times a week.

"Cycling has definitely helped my football.

"I have had a lot of injuries in my career and always been a bit top-heavy, meaning my legs have never been the strongest.

"The cycling has made my legs so much stronger and I think last season showed that as I think that was one of the best seasons of my career."