West Brom boss hints he's made a decision on 'absolutely fantastic' Ben Foster

The Baggies goalkeeper erred against Aston Villa during midweek but Tony Pulis appears ready to keep faith with the 31-year-old.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has heaped praise on Ben Foster and appears ready to keep faith with him ahead of his side's FA Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa this evening, according to the Daily Mirror.

Foster erred during midweek when West Brom lost 2-1 to local rivals Villa in the Premier League, leading many Albion fans to criticise the 31-year-old and suggest he should be dropped by his manager.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, Pulis appears as though he will stick by his man - praising the 'absolutely fantastic' Foster and backing him to bounce back from his error.

West Brom will face Aston Villa in today's late kick-off, with a place in the last four of the FA Cup up for grabs. And that's something Foster can most definitely handle, Pulis says.

“It won’t be a problem for Ben, we’re talking about a very experienced goalkeeper who’s been absolutely fantastic," the West Brom boss told reporters when asked about the goalkeeper.

“You look at what happened with Ben on Tuesday but compare that to the unbelievable save against Burnley. It’s swings and roundabouts, one mistake and you get punished and everybody talks about it.”

Aston Villa's win over West Brom took them three points clear of the relegation zone - although Queens Park Rangers could knock them back into the bottom three with a win over Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

In the cup, however, it's all to play for as Pulis's men travel to Aston Villa once again...

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