Ben Foster out for a month

Ben Foster has been ruled out of action for at least four weeks with a knee injury.

The West Brom goalkeeper sustained the injury during the second half of their 1-0 victory over Stoke at the Hawthorns on Saturday and was replaced by Boaz Myhill in the 56th minute.

Scans have revealed that Foster damaged knee ligaments and will miss England’s forthcoming internationals against Lithuania and Italy while he undergoes further rehabilitation.

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis told his club’s official website: “It’s rotten news for Ben because he’s been so consistent.

“He kept seven clean sheets in 10 games but we have a very able man to step forward in Boaz, who has performed well when he’s come into the team.

“We’ve got the international break coming up which I hope will give our medical team the chance to work on Ben’s rehab and we will reassess later.”

Myhill is now set to start for Albion in Saturday’s Premier League game against Manchester City at the Etihad with youngster Jack Rose on the bench.