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Watford star Ben Foster forced to deny he missed Leicester clash after getting injured during CHARITY MATCH

BEN FOSTER has denied he missed Watford’s defeat at Leicester because he was injured playing outfield in a charity match.

Some Hornets fans were angered by suggestions the former England keeper, who had starred in the win over Manchester United, had been forced out of the trip to the King Power by a groin problem sustained in a game for Hashtag United.

Foster, who has strong links with the Basildon-based side founded by YouTuber Spencer Owen, did take part in the 24-hour charity fund-raising game, including a stint on the pitch.

Claudio Ranieri was forced to use Austrian back-up Daniel Bachmann, who endured an afternoon to forget as the Hornets were stung 4-2.

But Foster responded to the rumours by posting: “Hi guys just to clear this up, unfortunately I injured my groin in training on the Thursday before the Leicester city game.

“Hopefully nothing too major!

“It certainly had nothing to do with my 15 minute cameo in a charity kickabout earlier in the week. Hope to be back soon.”

Foster, who's a bit of a YouTube sensation himself, is a popular figure on the platform.


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His YouTube channel gave fans an insight into the day-to-day life of a Premier League footballer.

Foster's goal cams were a fascinating watch during Watford's spell in the Championship.

And now his podcast, Fozcast, features some of football's legends like Ian Wright.

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