Doncaster Rovers: Home form remains our priority - Harry Forrester

Harry Forrester celebrates his goal against Coventry.
Harry Forrester celebrates his goal against Coventry.

Festive star Harry Forrester says if Doncaster Rovers can conquer their Keepmoat Stadium demons anything is still possible.

Forrester lit up the Keepmoat on Boxing Day with his best display yet in a Doncaster shirt, helping Rovers claim only their second home win of the season against Coventry City.

Seven points out of a possible nine over Christmas, and three consecutive clean sheets, moved Rovers to within three points of the play-off positions.

Rovers aim to take that momentum into this weekend’s FA Cup third round tie at home to League One leaders Bristol City.

And Forrester - who went off with a jarred knee during Sunday’s goalless draw at Peterborough - says turning the 2014 home form on its head remains the priority as Rovers head into the new year with plenty still to play for.

“We haven’t even talked about a target for the season. We’re just trying to get the home form sorted,” said Forrester.

“Once we get the home and away form together we can get to the play-offs - minimum.

“We’re only half way through the season.

“A few people have been getting carried away, but we’re not a million miles away from the play-offs.

“We don’t want to be where we are [14th], no one does.

“But once we hit some form, get the home fans on our side, you never know where we can finish this season.”

Forrester will be desperate to shake off his injury in time to feature against the Robins, having been recalled to the side against Coventry.

“It’s been a tough time, I’m not going to hide behind that,” admitted the former Brentford winger.

“But you come out of it stronger. Hopefully now the team’s doing well I can get on a run.

“The frustrating thing has been I know the way I can play and I’ve not been hitting the performances I know I can hit.”

Dean Furman was this week named in South Africa’s 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, which runs from January 17 to February 8.