Doncaster Rovers: Harry Forrester puts frustration aside for promotion push

Harry Forrester
Harry Forrester

Harry Forrester insists he has put his personal frustration at not starting for Rovers to one side for the good of the play-off push.

The midfielder has failed to start any of Rovers’ last three games with boss Paul Dickov sticking with a narrow midfield three.

And despite staking a claim on a starting berth with two goals in the last two games, Forrester says he is content to fit in wherever he is needed as Rovers hunt down a top six finish.

“It’s a squad game and all the players know that nowadays,” Forrester said.

“A few games ago my form dipped and rightly so I’ve had to start on the bench.

“But I’ll never let not starting get me down because I know I can make an impact off the bench.

“We’ve got a good squad and rotation is going to happen when necessary.

“Obviously I’m not going to say I’m happy being on the bench, but I’m coming on and helping the team, which is the most important thing.”

Forrester’s audacious free kick at Gillingham on Saturday took his tally for the season to eight, two behind top scorer Nathan Tyson.

Rob Jones could soon make his return to the Rovers squad after his long term knee injury, providing he comes through this week’s development squad clash at home to Mansfield Town unscathed.

Jones has played the full 90 minutes of the last two development squad matches and is pencilled in to do the same at Cantley Park on Wednesday (2pm).

Dickov revealed Jones will be pushing for a return if he shows no ill effects.