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Born: 26 September 1956
Came from: Apprentice Went to: Derby County
First game: 20 February 1974 Last game: 20 October 1981
Appearances: 248 (234/14) Goals: 6
Plymouth-born Foster was a prolific goalscorer in schoolboy football and seemed destined to be a star. He progressed from the Argyle youth team to reserve football and had a loan spell with Torquay United but could not break into the Argyle first team. A change of position to centre-back, however, saw him become a regular in the side in the 1977–78 season and, other than when he suffered a broken leg, he was virtually ever-present over the following four years. Although he had a relatively small stature for a central defender, Foster was an extremely competitive player who would never allow the opposition time or space. After losing his place at Home Park, he had a loan spell with Exeter City before a transfer to Derby County. Moving on to Mansfield Town just a year later, he spent ten years at the club, ending up as their player-manager, a role he also filled with Telford United before moving into scouting.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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