Doncaster Rovers: We can beat anyone says Harry Forrester

Harry Forrester
Harry Forrester

Midfield maestro Harry Forrester believes Doncaster should only be looking up.

Forrester’s first goal for five games saw Rovers earn themselves a hard-fought point away to second-placed Preston North End on Tuesday night at Deepdale.

We believe that what we’ve got is good enough to finish in the top six.

Harry Forrester

And with 12 league fixtures remaining, former Aston Villa ace Forrester is convinced Rovers should be firmly focused on a concerted play-off push.

Paul Dickov’s side are sixth in the table and, having won four of their last seven matches, are in a healthy position to push for a sought-after top place come the end of the League One season.

“The top six has got to be the aim now,” stressed Forrester. “We’ve got belief in ourselves.

“We know what we’ve got in the dressing room and we believe that what we’ve got is good enough to finish in the top six.

“On our day we can beat anyone, but it’s about getting that consistency where we are performing seven out of ten most games.

“It’s better performing really well one match and not so well the next.

“If we can get consistency in the last 12 games then I feel we can be there, or thereabouts [in the play-off mix].”

But the former Brentford playmaker knows that Rovers can’t afford to get carried away with their rise up the table.

“If you look back 10-15 games ago we were a long way off it [challenging] for a play-off place,” admitted Forrester.

The 24-year-old added: “But we’re having a push, having a real go and not looking around us. We’re just concentrating on ourselves.

“We’ve got to take each game as it comes. To be honest we’d have been delighted with a point at Preston.

“Maybe the way it panned out with us leading, and nearly getting three points, well it feels like a sucker-punch a bit.

“But these things happens, we’ll pick ourselves up and we’ll go again on Saturday.”

Rovers take on Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium this weekend looking to avenge a 2-1 home defeat back in December.

“Gillingham is a tough game for us on Saturday,” predicted Forrester. “They’ve not been doing that well, but they had a win on Tuesday so they’ll be going into the game confident.

“If we can get back to winning ways again, well the future’s looking good for us.”

Rovers will assess Paul Keegan who suffered a knee injury against Preston.