Ben Foster admits he retired because Wrexham conceded goals he couldn’t explain

Ben Foster has retired from professional football for a second time – just days after he conceded five again while playing between the sticks for Wrexham.

Foster came out of retirement to play for Wrexham as they pushed for promotion to the Football League. However, Foster has now walked away from the game after playing a handful of games in League Two.

The shot-stopper said on Instagram: "Hello Wrexham fans, It's Ben Foster here. I just want you to know that I've decided to retire from professional football… yeah, I know, again. I think the time is right, I feel sometimes you've got be brutally honest with yourself, and just admit can't do what you used to do!

"It's a shame, but being 40-years-old, it's expected as well."

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"I feel like there's been four of five goals this season already that I probably should be saving – goals are going in, and I'm thinking 'you should have saved that, how haven't you saved that?'

"I think that why I'm retiring, I just can't do what I used to do, but that's the way it goes! Age comes for us all; there's no shame in admitting that. But I do want to say a massive thank you to everyone!"

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Foster shipped five goals at the weekend, as Wrexham played out a goalfest with Swindon Town at the Racecourse, eventually fighting back with two goals in injury time to draw 5-5.

It's the second time this campaign, though, the Red Dragons have shipped in five goals, with MK Dons matching Swindon's feat on the opening day of the season. Phil Parkinson's side are currently in 15th, sitting on five points from four games.

Foster, will walk away with fond memories from his time back at Wrexham, including helping them gain promotion back to League Two.

He enjoyed a strong relationship with co-owner Ryan Reynolds, who tweeted: "He built memories I’ll never let go of for as long as I live. I love this guy. Thank you for everything, Ben."

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