Foster salutes ‘best save ever’

The Blues stopper saw his reactions pushed to their limit by the

West Ham frontman during a 2-2 draw at St Andrew’s. Cole appeared

destined to score when he flicked the ball goalwards, with some of

his team-mates celebrating before the ball had even hit the net.

However, Foster got the faintest of fingertips to the effort and

was able to touch it onto the inside of the post. “It was probably

my best save ever,” said the England international, who joined

Birmingham from Manchester United over the summer. “I managed to

get literally the tiniest piece of a fingertip to it. “I thought it

had gone in at the time. I had a little look around when I was on

the floor and was dead happy and buzzing.” Foster’s team-mates

obviously expect nothing less than such heroics from their number

one, though, as he admits he has received little praise for his

fantastic stop from inside the Blues camp. “The lads haven’t been

giving me any credit for it,” smiled Foster as he prepares to turn

his attention to an away date with Stoke on Tuesday night.