New England boss Roy Hodgson has set his team the minimum target of reaching the Euro 2012 quarter-finals this summer. 

Hodgson was confirmed as Fabio Capello's successor yesterday, signing a four-year contract that will take him to the European Championships in France. 

 "The European Championships are tough, with 16 teams who are among the best in the world, not only Europe, and our group is one of the hardest," he said. "But I'd be bitterly disappointed if we didn't get out the group.

Hodgson is open to an international return for goalkeeper Ben Foster after praising his performances under his command at West Brom this season. 

Hodgson signed Foster for the Baggies on loan from Birmingham last summer and he has played a major part in securing a third successive season of Barclays Premier League football. 

Foster opted not to make himself available for England 12 months ago but Hodgson is not ruling out the 29-year-old.