Ben Foster will be leaving Watford at the end of the season, Roy Hodgson has confirmed. 

The goalkeeper's contract expires on June 30, leaving him as a free agent and the out-going manager has this afternoon revealed that he is not planning on signing an extension at Vicarage Road.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's game against Leicester City, Hodgson explained that it would be the 39-year-old's final match at Vicarage Road and urged fans to give him the send off he deserves.

"This is Ben Foster's final home game, so I hope we can make a mention of that and I hope the fans will will pay tribute to him because he's been a fantastic club servant and a fantastic goalkeeper," he said.

"He's provided great services to football in a number of clubs. I've benefited from him twice, first at West Brom where I signed him actually. And now here, so hopefully you can just maybe make a mention to the fans."

Whether or not Foster will retire in the future remains to be seen, but the goalkeeper said last week that Watford would always hold a special place in his heart.

"I will always hold my head high knowing I’ve given absolutely everything I’ve got," he said. "I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I've gotta say, Watford will always have a special place in my heart."