Doncaster Rovers: Forrester delighted to be back

Harry Forrester
Harry Forrester

You won’t hear Harry Forrester complaining about a return to pre-season training.

Swapping the beach for the bleep test is not the most popular time of year for footballers up and down the land.

But for Forrester, who spent the majority of last season on the sidelines, last Monday’s return to training could not come quickly enough.

The former Brentford winger endured a nightmare first season at Doncaster, suffering a catalogue of injuries and starting just three games for his new club.

Forrester, 23, returned from knee surgery slightly ahead of schedule at the end of Rovers’ ultimately doomed campaign, appearing as a late substitute in the club’s decisive final game at Leicester.

Since then the Milton Keynes born winger - tipped to make a big impression in this season’s League One - has been champing at the bit to get going again.

“It’s good to be back,” said Forrester.

“I wanted to get back early to be honest - I’ve been a bit bored.

“The summer was long, so it’s good to be back in business.

“I’ve got a tailored programme because I missed a lot of football last year and I want to look after my knee after the operation.

“Last season’s gone now, I just want to kick on and play games this year,” he added, reflecting on his stop start first year at Doncaster.

“It’s gone already, I’ve let it go.

“This off season I’ve been doing a lot.

“I want to play a huge part next season.

“I want to make sure I’m on the teamsheet every week when I’m fit.

“That won’t be easy but it’s up to me produce on the pitch.”