Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer 'very impressed' with exciting Ireland prospect Chris Forrester
Published 10/02/2016 | 20:49
Former St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Chris Forrester has been gaining a lot of admirers tonight.
The 23-year-old Dubliner has been anchoring the Peterborough midfield tonight in their FA Cup fourth round replay against West Brom.
He has looked very comfortable in possession and his positional awareness has been good.
Forrester played a more advanced role at Richmond Park but has adapted well to a more deep-lying role for the Posh.
He had a dipping shot which Ben Foster was forced to parry out for a corner.
Speaking on BBC, Gary Lineker said: "We've all been impressed (with Forrester). He's got a delightful touch."
Reports of fist fights in the Phoenix Park as Bohs and St Pat's fans clash over who can lay claim to #ChrisForrester— Neil O'Riordan (@noriordan) February 10, 2016
Delighted to hear Chris Forrester get the rave reviews he deserves. Fantastic footballer!!— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) February 10, 2016
Only a matter of time before League of Ireland fans & football hipsters are engaged in a furious fight over the ownership of Chris Forrester— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) February 10, 2016
Former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane added: "He's got a decent goalscoring record at League of Ireland level. He's certainly impressive and what I like about him is his forward passing."
Speaking about Forrester and his Norwegian team mate Martin Samuelson, Alan Shearer said: "It's their ability to take the ball under pressure but not being scared to get it... and that's the sign of a good player.
"We've all been sat here very impressed with the both of them."