Ben Foster has issued an update on his fitness ahead of Watford's FA Cup game at Leicester City this weekend.

The goalkeeper has been out for several weeks with a groin injury but began training outside last week, with the club describing his recovery as ahead of schedule.

In a video on his YouTube channel recorded before the 1-0 defeat to Tottenham, Foster said he was still "not fully fit" but revealed he was approaching the stage where he would be able to play once again. "[I'm] nearly back to full fitness," he said.

"Going to be a few more weeks, but we are getting there, thank goodness."

The news means he is unlikely to feature this weekend at Leicester, as some had expected, with Claudio Ranieri likely to make changes for the cup game.

Foster went on to speak of his disappointment at the Spurs result, with Davinson Sanchez snatching a late winner for the visitors, but said he was encouraged by his teammate's fighting spirit.

"The heartbreak is real," said Foster. "We've just lost 1-0 to a 96th minute Davinson Sachez goal.

"It's absolutely heartbreaking, the lads did so well and I'm really really proud of them. They fought until the death.

"Fair play to Spurs, they're a good team, they put us on the back foot, but the lads were brilliant, honestly, they fought so much.

"Not the best start to 2022, but that's the sort of fighting spirit that we want to see, if we can do that week-in, week-out, we'll be alright."